BREAKING THE SURFACE
(work in progress)
Breaking the Surface consists of five art installations, which are to be assembled in private homes, in central rooms such as; bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen and entrance hall. The work deals with the theme of cycle, and is inspired by the old alchemists' thoughts on coherence / systems / cycles. In each room, an installation will be set up, consisting of a film and an accompanying composition. All the films have to be made under water and we have already done some tests.
The films produce a universe that is fabulously surreal, populated with people and objects from the "over-water". Something both seamlessly impossible and painfully picturesque, inspired by the Renaissance painters Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel. Hair, clothes, underwater plants, a large dead fish and eggs thrown into the stream of water in line with the movements of the water.
The colors are both deep, heavy as in Renaissance paintings and fresh, characterized by the element, the water of the lake.
The music in the five installations will be five electronic compositions, based on unique samples from the underwater instruments Between Music has developed. The music will move between the minimalistic, where the essence of the individual underwater sounds is at the center - to more complex electronic numbers based on the AquaSonic music, but the common denominator is tactile and vibrating.
We will use the underwater reverb from the project "Sound's hidden journey under Nordic waters" to create a deeper layer to the music. Read more about this project here.
Expected premiere in 2021/22
Laila Skovmand - artistic director and composer
Fabrice Moinet - sound design