“Knowing” – a new collaborative video with Tullio DeSantis

This video features Tullio’s music along with my fluid dynamics imagery.

In this movie I explore the major/minor key contrasts in Tullio’s piece, and its mood of perpetual motion. The major/minor aspect of the music made me think of juxtaposing structured and unstructured flow, and the feeling of perpetual motion seemed to match the whirling and wheeling of the vortices which feature throughout the movie.

I am fascinated by vortices; they make such strong, compelling images in themselves, and also have a rich symbolism attached. This symbolism can appear self-contradictory – some mythology emphasising their destructive nature, other belief systems talking of them as the ultimate energy source – ‘getting into the vortex’ … perhaps Knowing in the sense of true wisdom.

I hope I’ve captured a little of both aspects here, and that you enjoy the flow of the whirlpools and their patterns, set to Tullio’s music.

In this movie I explore visual parallels to the major/minor key contrasts in Tullio’s piece, and its mood of perpetual motion. The major/minor aspect of the music made me think of juxtaposing structured and unstructured flow, and the feeling of perpetual motion seemed to match the whirling and wheeling of the vortices which feature throughout the movie.I am fascinated by vortices; they make such strong, compelling images in themselves, and also have a rich symbolism attached. This symbolism can appear self-contradictory – some mythology emphasising their destructive nature, other belief systems talking of them as the ultimate energy source – ‘getting into the vortex’ … perhaps Knowing in the sense of true wisdom.I hope I’ve captured a little of both aspects here, and that you enjoy the flow of the whirlpools and their patterns, set to Tullio’s music.

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