This video is a collaboration between composer Joep Beving and artist Floris Schönfeld and is the first in a sequel of two films depicting respectively the micro- and macro cosmos. Both films were extracted from a larger body of work: the video installation NATURA*Body by Floris Schönfeld. Both artists were re-introduced to each other after their mutual involvement in the filmproject Henosis-Anamnesis by Michael Sewandono. A film inspired on the album Henosis by Joep Beving, for which the journey outwards and inwards (macro and micro) formed the main inspiration.
The images are fragments from the video installation NATURA* Body by Floris Schönfeld http://www.florisschonfeld.com/the-fu… NATURA* Body is part of a larger project which chronicles the story of NATURA*, an all-encompassing artificial super-intelligence that has managed to become synonymous with the natural world. The work was shot at Trumbull Studio’s and uses analogue visual effects techniques pioneered in the 1960s in such films as 2001: a Space Odyssey to suggest a new morphogenesis, one in which the digital and natural become indistinguishable. Carrying in the tradition of these speculative future-oriented films, the project attempts the seemingly impossible task of stepping out of our own human perspective.
Produced during a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten with support from the Mondriaan Fonds and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Special thanks to Floris Schönfeld, John Treffer, John Hobart-Culleton and Trumbull Studio’s.