Canon: A composition or passage in which a melody is imitated by one or more voices at fixed intervals of pitch and time.
Title: Rancorous Call
Production Year: 2006
Format: Single Channel, Color, Stereo, HD Video or DVD, NTSC or PAL, region free
Duration: 60 sec
Genre: Found footage/animation/surveillance
Echoing through time the words from a speech originally held in 1775 with depth of panoptical dimensions. Barricades of artificial control mechanisms are installed to protect us from our selves - the ever expanding distance between us.
Voice over segment from Patrick Henrys speech in 1775:
Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Rancorous Call consists of imagery of surveillance cameras arranged in a symphony to Sir Patrick Henry's words uttered at St John's Church in Richmond, USA, and here interpreted by Richard Shumann. Completely based on found footages and sound collected from the Internet.
Madness,curious scratches,operatic drama, strange phenomena occuring inside once head...