Great Divide, The
2008, Video, 4:30 (Black & White, Stereo) [clip]
'The Great Divide' was created for my collaboration with Japanese artist Katsuyuki Hattori, and performed live as part of a video concert. The work is composed of video footage of the Arlington Bridge which sprawls over the train yard and grain transportation depot which segregates the North End of Winnipeg from the inner city. The piece seems to reflect the uncertainty of the politics and debate to move the train yard out of the city. This work is my first attempt at generating audio from video and I soon discovered that contrast and rate of frame play an integral role in the producing of sounds. 'The Great Divide' utilizes various editing techniques but the audio has been unedited giving the viewer a clear perspective on the type of sounds produced from the imagery.