Posts Tagged ‘Coral Morphologic’
This weekend we will exhibit a selection of our Natural History films and projections at the Miami Science Museum in celebration of the inaugural Miami Underwater Festival. The festival is a formal offshoot of the annual Festival Mondiale de l’Image Sous-Marine (World Festival of Underwater Images), in Marseilles, France. Over the weekend, the fest will screen a selection of prize-winning films from the 37th Festival Mondiale de l’Image Sous-Marines.
We are psyched to share that a selection of our Natural History films will screen on ATP TV during this upcoming weekend’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival as curated by Animal Collective, in Minehead, UK. This will be the first international exhibition of our physical work; read more about the festival here.
‘Man O War’
Film + Aquarium: Morphologic
Original Soundtrack: Geologist
The man-o-war is often mistaken as a jellyfish, but this is not the case. It does not swim, but is instead propelled by the winds, tides and currents across the ocean’s surface. In fact, a man-o-war is not even a single organism, but an entire colony of organisms called siphonophores, that live together as a singular unit. They are found floating across all of the world’s tropical and subtropical oceans. Even more impressive is that the man-o-war colony is comprised of four different types of polyps, called zooids, that each serve a different purpose to the overall functioning of the colony.
Above is a fresh video for ANR‘s ambient track ‘Dead Gulf’, which appeared as the B-Side of our ‘Big Problem’ 7″ on Discosoma Records this past January. The song soundscapes a remixed clip of our ‘Corynactis viridis‘ Natural History film from last year. Video artist Jamie Harley reworks the original clip, effectively transforming the 8mm corallimorph polyp into a anthropomorphic troubadour.
This Saturday, March 23rd is the seventh edition of the Borscht Film Festival. The lineup of awesome talent is nuts; Jillian Mayer collaborating w/ Uncle Luke + Rakontur, Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jorge Rubiera, Andrew Hevia, etc.
Look out for a Morphologic collaboration in the Lucas Leyva-directed short film ‘The Tragic Heptology’, also featuring Rosie Herrera and ANR. In addition, we will be proudly premiering the 24th installment of our Natural History film series, ‘Man O War’, a collaborative film with Geologist of Animal Collective. Free admission at the Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center, Downtown Miami | 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 23.
‘Cassiopeia’ | 407 Building | Lincoln Road | Miami Beach – Dec. 2-5, 2010
From December 2-5, we presented Artificial Reef, a series of large-scale video projections of corals, on three prominent buildings on Miami Beach. The concept of Artificial Reef was built around the premise that most of Miami’s infrastructure is comprised of fossilized coral reef limestone. The purpose of the project, (funded with a generous grant from the Knight Foundation) was to highlight this overlooked relationship of the city of Miami with its coral reefs. Our goal was to recolonize the city with a ‘living veneer’ of corals encrusted onto the artificial reef that is Miami Beach.