Interval and Instance
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An audiovisual performance examining speed, motion and scale in film and sound, Cryptic Nights presents Interval and Instance which sees composer Jules Rawlinson add a live electronic score and sound design to archival material from pioneering scientific filmmaker Eric Lucey. Using extensive layering, time-stretching and compression, pitch-shifting, physical modelling and frequency, Rawlinson draws attention to the curious visual character of the films which feature cells dividing and crystals forming, insect and animal behaviour, human motion and other physical processes. With a visual style similar to Bill Morrison’s Decasia and electronic music appealing to fans of Ben Frost and Tim Hecker, this experience combines experimentation, invention and rigour to captivating effect.