“In-Between” is an audio-visual collaboration between American composer Mark Gustavson and Canadian media artist Chris Myhr.
Gustavson’s 2-channel electroacoustic composition presents two complementary musical characters that appear consecutively, yet never overlap in time. Myhr’s visual component presents a mediating characterization that cycles somewhere in-between the two discrete-yet-interconnected musical elements.
Imagery consists of macro HD video of particles vibrating on scientific Chladni plates, time-lapse sequences of evaporating water collected from sections of Lake Ontario contaminated with blue-green algae, as well as other footage captured above and below various bodies of water in Central and Eastern Canada.
The film explores themes of liminality and contradiction; simultaneous becoming/disappearing; transmission/reception; organization/entropy; and aims to make sensible that which operates between polarities — the forces that make things whole, yet paradoxically multifaceted and fragmented.
Special thanks to Chris Howard and Jean-François Charles.
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