A boat journey takes an unseen traveller into a mysterious world, back to a desired homeland.
Filmed inside the 'Grotta Azzura' (Blue Grotto) on the Island of
Capri and in Venice. The video
contains transformed still and moving images from the
interior of the cavern. Other elements include an image of the 'Ponte
dei Sospiri' (Bridge of Sighs) in Venice,
which is a
reference to the idea of crossing from one world to another. The
bridge is dislocated from its usual surroundings and appears ghost-like
hovering above an open sea. The narrative
within this video points towards a journey and the text of the vocal
music implies a communication with nature. "When will the
wind know my name? Hold up my hands to the sky. When will the prophets be
heard? Show them the dark, closer now." Another
element within this work, is the presence of several illuminated figures (prophets)
enacting an unknown narrative of their own.
This short film was originally created to be shown within the context of a
gallery space. Please contact Ian for further information.
for voice, strings, guitar, tuned percussion, harp, electronics. - available to buy from CDbaby on Ian's album 'The Wisdom Of Winter'
Ian Harris 2006