BLÅTIME SOL 2020

 

BLÅTIME SOL, 2020, 5:50 minutes, single channel video for projection. Film, performance, edit by Rachel Wolfe. Original soundtrack by Mehmet Dogu. Sun video, clay sculpture, and text by Mudi Hachim. This film was made possible by the support of AiR Kjerringøy and Bodø Kommune.

 

 

 

The Sun’s Traveling

As a dream, the screen technology transmits the sun. The process of solar transmission touches the memory of the first moment we see sun in our life. This sun remains within each one of us. The warm light resides within us forever. This traveling project with the sun, transfers the sun through a spiritual ritual derived from Sumerian civilisation. The heat of the sun of Iraq to the cold air of the North, reminds each of us, we move everywhere with this sun inside, and shine this sun from within. The project consists of transmitting light through a video made under the sun of Iraq. By enacting rituals established 8,000 years ago, good energy from the sun is transmuted through the video. The light is refracted from a container, made from paint and clay. The container used in this work contains writing from texts originating from The Epic of Gilgamesh (the sun within you). The texts and container return the memory to the sun within; even in darkness, this warmth remains. The four sections drawn represent stages of the idea, or revelation, of this project from idea to certain, to implementation. In the result, the performance through dance (expressive movements) create forms to represent the process of transmitting light. 

 


 

Nordlyset

The earth always has some magnetic excitement going on. The solar flares vary along with the cloud coverage. Despite the likelihood of northern lights being frequent, so far in Nevelsfjord, they have been a special treat. The Bayer Filter (wiki) is responsible for the dramatic green hues often seen in images of northern lights; so when I processed these, I allowed the star blur, and white and blue tones to shine through. The movement of the visual was softer and more rapid than I had pre-conceived. Kjerringøy is dark early at night since geographically resting above the Arctic Circle. While this doesn’t exactly inspire the feeling I usually have to take a nattur, or hike at night, I was able to nab these images right outside the front door. I hope the softness of the image comes to you with the delight of feeling.

 

 

AiR Kjerringøy

During the months of October and November 2020, my work and research continues by the gracious support of AiR Kjerringøy, Kulturrådet, Bodø 2024. To support my work, please follow the link within this website below. Patrons receive a password to special content only shared with those supporting the continuation of my work.

 

SUPPORT

 

 


 

TEXTURES & MOVEMENTS 2020

 

 

TEXTURES AND MOVEMENTS, 2020. The images in Textures and Movements are from various areas in Norway, for different photography and textile projects. This 44-page book features a selection of texts from Rachel Wolfe and John Wagner. Saal Digital printed the first book with an acrylic cover and leather binding. Request a special edition or inquire about publishing: rachel@rachelwolfe.com