Videos

Coastal Chreods

Rocks and tides create an array of waterflow patterns. These flow patterns can be called ‘chreods’, a word meaning ‘necessary paths’. This series of twenty-one chreods along the coast of Maine was produced in 2005 by Paul Ryan. Ryan sees these chreods as ‘’notes’ scored by nature that can be rendered in video using his Earthscore Notation System. Silent. Avialable from EAI.

Digital Whitewater

This is a 9 minute video only version of the third movement of Bow Falls. This movement features the integration of digital camera articfacts into the whitewaters of Bow Falls. The full 26 minute version of Bow Falls is a video/audio collaborative interpretation of the waterfall in Banff, Canada by Paul Ryan and Annea Lockwood in accord with the Earthscore Notational System. Paul Ryan uses handheld camerawork, slow motion, reverse motion and negative color fields to compose four movements in video. Using only non-sync sound gathered at Bow Falls, audio artist Annea Lockwood creates a sound composition that both renders waterflow patterns and engages in a play of differences with the video images. Bow Falls was co-produced with the Banff Art Centre. Contact EAI for Bow Falls.

Rifle Falls

This study uses normal and reversed color fields in camera as well as slow motion and reverse editing to render this triple cascade of water in Rifle, Colorado. Silent. Produced in accord with the Earthscore Notational System.

Remembering Water Children

In his book Liquid Life, William la Fleur details how Japanese Buddhists honor miscarried, still born and abortioned children. These beings are thought of as 'water children' who,- after experimenting with taking human form in the womb,- return, or are returned, to the formless state of pure possibility. In Japan, people commemorate their water children in public places, often bringing toys and siblings. This series of seven water images commemorate water children in Western Culture;- unborn, unnamed and unknown. The images were recorded by Paul Ryan using a range of in-camera techniques for observing water such as negative color field. Amir Husak assisted with the video editing and designed and composed the sound. Video editing techniques include creating symmetric formats for water flow and altering the speed, direction and orientation of the water movement. Contact EAI for showings.

Conversations With Harold Hudson Channer

Paul Ryan conversations with Harold Hudson Channer. 12-18-95 Air date.

Dancing Copper

Rocks and tides create an array of waterflow patterns. These flow patterns form chreods, a word meaning necessary paths. Working along the coast of Maine from 2003- 2005, Video Artist Paul Ryan produced a series of twenty-one video renderings of these necessary paths of water', entitled Coastal Water Chreods. The artist sees these chreods as notes scored by nature that can be depicted in video using his Earthscore Notation System. Dancing Copper is one of the series. Silent. See EAI.org for copies of artist's video. See Earthscore.org for the notation system.

Wave Breaking Symmetry

Rocks and tides create an array of waterflow patterns. These flow patterns form chreods, a word meaning necessary paths. Working along the coast of Maine from 2003- 2005, Video Artist Paul Ryan produced a series of twenty-one video renderings of these necessary paths of water', entitled Coastal Water Chreods. The artist sees these chreods as notes scored by nature that can be depicted in video using his Earthscore Notation System. Dancing Copper is one of the series. Silent. See EAI.org for copies of artist's video. See Earthscore.org for the notation system.

Leaf in the Currents

Rocks and tides create an array of waterflow patterns. These flow patterns form chreods, a word meaning necessary paths. Working along the coast of Maine from 2003- 2005, Video Artist Paul Ryan produced a series of twenty-one video renderings of these necessary paths of water', entitled Coastal Water Chreods. The artist sees these chreods as notes scored by nature that can be depicted in video using his Earthscore Notation System. Dancing Copper is one of the series. Silent. See EAI.org for copies of artist's video. See Earthscore.org for the notation system.


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