Taking place in the current unfolding global crisis,
the film explores the geological self-similar formations of Earth and the frenetic hyper-development attained by mankind;
It reflects upon the alienation from nature and the resulting break of the harmonious balance of life.
By apposing computer generated images and real-world footage the video blurs the distinction between reality and a digital recreation of it, questioning the act of perceiving and the biased notion of ‘reality’.
Techniques used consists of Aerial Drone footage, Macro photography, 3D scanning, geological LIDAR point cloud, Ultra hi-res Satellite Imagery, 3D Modelling, Organic Physics simulations.
On the other hand ‘Horror Vacui’ relates to the Buddhist concept of Emptiness, the fear of the unknown and attachment to the materialistic worldview.
Form is no other than emptiness,
Emptiness no other than form.
Form is only emptiness,
Emptiness is only form.
Feeling, Thought, and choice,
Are the same as this.
So, emptiness, no form,
No feeling, thought, or choice,
Nor is there consciousness.
No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;
No colour, sound, smell, taste, touch,
Or what the mind takes hold of,
Nor even act of sensing.’
Excerpt taken from the Buddhist Sevenfold Puja.
Original score by TSVI.