In this project we were tasked with exploring the boundaries of our musical interests with the aim of developing a personal graphic language. The brief was to create a visual representation of a track chosen from a list of 6, whilst also considering aspects like historical context, narratives associated with the track, lyrics, musical notes, key changes, noises, timing, intensity, repetition, cycles, humour, mood, percussion, individual emotional reactions etc. The brief instructs us to avoid all exisiting imagery associated with the track, creations should stem directly from our own thoughts and research.
I selected ‘Walkie Talkie’ by ‘DJ Shadow’, who focuses on the art of sampling within his music making. I immediately associated the heavy beat with the act of walking and the pace of travelling. I wanted to create abstract forms that express different forms of walking when walking to the track, also incorporating visuals of the intensity of the music. I rendered the animated motifs and posters on Cinema 4D.
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