Audiovisual laboratory thanks to Sigur Rós
Since last May, the website of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós is a small laboratory for audiovisual poetry. The band has ceded their last album Valtari to directors and audiovisual creators whose would want to translate into images this obtuse work of oneiric noise and silence.
“We never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. We don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. With the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. None of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”
From the 834 received videos, Sigur Rós upload to their website a winner for each week until completing 17 (the last one will be uploaded on December 17th).
The last experiment, called Varðeldur, is from director Clare Langan, who explores “the fragility of human condition, frozen between life and death”. The use of a frenetic speed and the challenge to gravity contribute to dilute the line between dream and reality.
Video cretids: Varðeldur. Clare Langan (2012).