Bal na vodi (Dancing in Water). 2017. 2 minutes and 37 seconds audio visual drawing.


Bal Na Vodi (Dancing in Water) is 2 minutes and 37 seconds audiovisual drawing. Is the outcome of a collaborative dialogue between artist Eirini Boukla and musician Barry Snaith. The work is a de/constructive, systematic approach to moving image, through a linear and atmospheric narrative detour.


Eirini uses tracing as a particular form of drawing that reworks and repurposes the found and already worked material. Taking up the diagrammatic potential of the moving image ‘Bal na vodi’ edits traces over, and reworks the motion lines from ‘Jolly Fish’ a 1932 Van Beuren studio hand-drawn animation. ‘A tracing’ that speculates on possibilities of place and memory and their representation, through dynamic behaviour and movement and other core elements of embodied experience.


Barry’s soundtrack, accompanying Bal Na Vodi’s graphic dialogue and emphasises the drama, rhythm, tempo, mood or continuity in and between the images. Usefully and crucially creates space outside the frame. Sometimes we are aware of the soundtrack, especially if a melody is recognised, but more often it slips into our subconscious as perhaps it should if it is going there to retrieve a memory.





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