Aurelia is really more of an experiment than a completed project, which I undertook as part of my exploration into patterns, scale, pulse and movement, spawned by my interest in creative evolution and duration, as developed by French theorist, Henri Bergson.
While researching a wide variety of online video images, from cellular mistosis to blood cells and amoebas, to microbes found in pond scum, I found that the pulsing rhythm of moon jellyfish was particularly compelling and elusive at the same time. It was equally interesting to see their fluid, mutable form and patterning echoed in everything from sperm to tadpoles, as well as the morphing human shapes seen in the original Ebb and Flow video.
Footage shot on my iPhone of human forms gliding across a set of translucent stairs, was used as a jumping off point; the perception of scale as well as of organism is manipulated by slowing down the video footage until the stride of a human footstep is transitioned and its identity obscured into a sea of other ‘like’ organisms. It is fascinating to observe that which forms a pattern of movement or embodiment on one scale and within one entity, is echoed similarly on a much larger or much smaller scale by another entity.
The Aurelia footage has become part of the palette and one of the elements with which I continue to explore and build new multi-disciplinary environments driven by my ongoing thematic interest in the process of creative evolution.