In an age of technological integration and urban life, people turn to the natural world for a wilderness experience. What draws us to the remote corners of land and sea when we realize something in our lives is missing? Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand uses unique visual imagery to take the viewer into the physical and mental wilderness encompassed in the diverse landscapes of New Zealand.
On any given day, city-dwellers flock to an urban wilderness looking for a brief escape from the constant presence of the city. Though tamed and tied by its surrounding metropolis, the mountain is not passive. It resists captivity, releasing the city-dwellers from their habitual, frenetic pace to momentarily savor the richness of life.
Evoking the awe of the African Savannah at sunset, wild animals gather in a moody landscape for a last drink before nightfall. With the aid of a unique combination of fluid sand animation and backlit collages, Tracks creates a subtle, striking tribute to nature.
Original Music: Iguewe Ni Mbia
Is it sand... or snow?
HATCH is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to ACTIVATE CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world. Find out more at hatchexperience.org
Concept and Animation by Corrie Francis Parks
Sound Design by Jesse Barney, Joe Sheehan and Philip Sheppard