Monochrome is an audiovisual experience created for Oscar Mulero’s album Perfect Peace, the cinematic concept was created in 2016 from a collaboration between artists Javier Bejarano and Nazare Soares. Most of the visual material was filmed same year in England, Norway, and Spain; using mainly black and white 16mm and 8mm footage digitalized and mixed with high-quality video, also including material from own artists archives.
Monochrome is inspired by a photographic series shot some years earlier by Bejarano in London’s Highgate cemetery, to which Nazare Soares has added animistic elements. Within this merged contemplation, the material opens up for entering into a journey where reality fades into dreamlike and imaginary realms.
The cinematic outcome is an exploration into a dialogue created when juxtapositioning still and moving images, and their relationship to history as well as the construct of memory from the use of new and old technologies. Through a combination of dynamic and static imagery and the overlapping of layering slow-motion footage, an immersed audience engages with a constellation of uncanny images. Rhythm, repetition, and duration are critical parameters within the construction of Monochrome, affecting the capacity for transmutations of such imagery within cognitive and somatic experiences of the public. The transformation of abstract black and white film qualities are linked to the oscillation between harmony and aural dissonances provided by the sonic experience.
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