Weaver of Worlds, a Video by Lydia Moyer and Judith Shatin
October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Weaver of Worlds is a collaboration of video artist Lydia Moyer and composer Judith Shatin. Having previously collaborated on Civil War Memories, Shatin approached Moyer about creating a video in partnership with her piece Hosech Al P’ney HaTehom (Darkness Upon the Face of the Deep). The music was crafted using direct digital synthesis – there are no samples; rather sound was created from signal. The resulting music nonetheless has elements that feel recognizable: sonic lightning, voices, a world coming into being. The video footage was shot and processed by Moyer on analog VHS equipment. She digitally edited and upscaled it in response to Shatin’s music, inspired by the story of Navajo weavers creating the world as they weave, leaving imperfections so that spirit has an entry point.