was the first piece in the portfolio to engage with the concept of video composition without the intention of creating a score. The composition of Syncretism
was informed partly through my sonic interpretations and improvisations of page 35 from Cardew
(1949) concept of metric montage
The original video material was first generated by choreographing and recording movements of my hand with a waltz-like feel to a strict tempo to create a loop which could then be repeated with the alterations to frame rates. Syncretism
was not intended to be a score or to facilitate any sort of performative action.
My interest in engaging with non-cochlear sound
and cross-modal perception
occurred after the composition of Syncretism
. A demonstration of Syncretism
to members of the CeReNeM
postgraduate community resulted in a discussion and subsequent research into cross-modal perception and non-cochlear sound. Syncretism
was composed as a gallery or exhibition projection piece of at least 72 inches. Syncretism
is intentionally silent and contains flashing images.