Tuesday, March 31, 2009

To those who belongs the earth shall belong the sky up to the heavens

Artist / director: Maaike Bakker
Sound: Christian Henn

In this stop motion video of sky scenery embedded with text, the sky becomes a new intangible landscape, an extension of the city. In focusing on the constant search for unchartered territory, the video deals with the theme of the cities limitless and constant transformation. It investigates the old roman principle “Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad caelum et ad inferos“, which roughly translated states: ”To those who belongs the earth..(shall belong the sky up to the heavens)”. The video refers to the city in terms of its never-ending evolvement, to the extent where the only remaining space for development is above us, in the sky. It addresses and simultaneously satirises the rapid course of society’s progress in terms of spatial development.

The sound for the video was created by Christian Henn, only making use of air driven
instruments, a pedal organ and an accordion.

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