This video is from the ongoing collaborative video series entitled Water & Wind that I have been working on with the classical guitarist/composer Nathan Kolosko. Interdependency between the visual and the auditory is fundamental in allowing these two means of expression to transcend themselves and converge. The work focuses on capturing water and/or wind in various manifestations, and draws attention to invisible elemental energies that are perceptible through ever-present phenomena. Our goal is to create “timelessness” within a short duration and “boundlessness” within the confines of a fixed frame.
The media has over-stimulated our globalized culture with a massive volume of visual and audio stimuli that often lacks any meaningful content. With this project, musician/composer Nathan Kolosko and I are embracing the medium of video, and hope to bring a new depth to this genre. The intent is to present an essential amount of visual and audio, allowing time-space for the viewer to enter the experience and to ultimately become more engaged in their own existence within the fragile environment we share.
Ling-Wen Tsai – Portland Maine