A Moment’s Peace

A Moment’s Peace is best watched through blue-red anaglyph glasses.  It uses layers, colours, sound and playing with time to explore the paradoxical nature of hoping for a moment’s peace but then spending that time, when it happens, thinking about what work you should be doing instead.  This is achieved through creating a cacophony of typewriter sounds interspersed with zombie groans.

 

This discord is achieved through creating a cacophony of typewriter sounds interspersed with zombie groans and juxtaposing this with the calming but still quite frenetic movement of the birds gathered around their feeder.  The typewriters are used to signify work and the repetitive thoughts connected to it and the intrusive effect this has; whilst the zombie groans are used to reference George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as allegory for our collapsing social order and how consumerism has turned us into zombies, working to be able to afford the next thing and not really living, even when we are confronted with the beauty of nature.