Miroirs d'illusion
Film & Music
Ian Harris
Running Time 3m 48s


Several years ago I travelled to Monet's garden in Giverny. The starting point for this film, were the photographs I had taken of the famous water-lily pond, that featured in his late paintings, however, the title of my film refers to Maurice Ravel's suite of piano pieces: 'Miroirs' (mirrors). My music inhabits a similar sound world to Ravel's suite, without being as technically challenging for the pianist. The idea of impressionism in art and music is very appealing, fleeting glimpses of objects and musical ideas intertwined, small mirrors reflecting a wider emotional landscape.

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This short film was created to be shown within the context of a gallery space.  Please contact Ian for further information.


text & stills Ian Harris 2019