Alexis Gideon – Floating Oceans

Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece is dedicated to Flann O’Brien. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of its poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. Parts operate under the tow of dream logic.

This work is the third in a series of animated video operas that reimagine myths and folklore through modern techniques. During screenings, the film is accompanied by live musical performance. The live music mirrors the action exactly, and the animated characters‘ mouths are perfectly in sync with the sung lyrics.

VM3 is based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. It is dedicated to the experimental Irish writer Flann O’Brien.

The piece explores and celebrates Irish mythology and culture, and the balance between non-linear and traditional linear narrative. The piece is 38-minutes long.

Alexis Gideon was born 1980 New York City, NY. Lives and works in the United States.

 

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