Brian Griffith

MFA 1 - Music

Biological Internal Feedback

Biological Internal Feedback is a visual music piece exploring the opaque gelatin that is created when combining the moment of inspiration and the realization of the thought. The video for this piece was created using nature footage taken from around my neighborhood, and abstract video synth textures created in the CalArts Videographics Lab. Aesthetically, the two pieces of video are quite different, however, it is during these peaceful walks through Elysian Park when I start to think of the textures and shapes possible with video synthesis. The audio is also inspired by these walks: processing fields recordings that have been recording ad hoc, and composing elements that mimic the motion or sound of these recordings.

The result is the first in an ongoing series of personal exploration that aims to get at the distilled essence of creativity and expression. By exploring and combining elements that ordinarily might by two distinct styles, the commonalities will blossom.

 

Andrea Turk

“Karma”, a song by Andrea Turk featuring Prince Husein, is a song that throws you into the situation of unreciprocated love and how one would react to it. In this song, both sides wish the other person well but also ‘karma’, for wasting their time and effort into a one-sided relationship. The music video features […]

Sam Jones

Noticing Nature looks at how a new story is needed that is more centered around nature. It explores how everything, including ourselves, is connected, and how important it is that we take the time to slow down and notice the nature that surrounds us every day. http://www.noticingnature.com/

Kathleen Fox

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely is an architectural projection performance inspired by Claudia Rankine’s book of poems of the same name. The projection mapping explores loneliness as it exists at CalArts both before and during the COVID19 Crisis. Rankine defines loneliness as “What we cannot do for each other.” This performance, in the Main Gallery […]

Lorelei Acuna

Fast fashion is the world’s second largest polluter, emitting 10% of all carbon emissions and is dumped into lands and oceans all over the world. In Our compilation of video and photography come together to evoke empathetic response in our viewers. By seeing humans absorbed in plastic, we mirror the way our Earth and animal […]

Susana Pineda

The Mermaid is a collaborative music video and one of the 6 pieces of my thesis project “Inner Creatures.” “Inner Creatures” explores the development motivations, characteristics and environments of the different sub-personalities within the psyche. “The Mermaid” is the sub-personality that deals with the emergence of sexuality, sexual identity, femininity and the need for self-determination. […]

Woohee Cho

TW/CW: hate speech, racism, violence wooheecho.com

Vanessa Kwan

Ernestine and Delilah navigate their love in an apocalyptic world. Collaborators: Claire Brnjac https://vanessakwan.art/