Watch/Listen: Oblique Audio Visual EP ‘Berlin: Not At War’
1 June 2015
Sourya Sen is Oblique – a Mumbai based live visual artist whose work has involved VJing, filming or just generally being a part of music events like the Border Movement Soundlab, Colombo Video Lab and Magnetic Fields 2014. His latest audio-visual project ‘Berlin: Not At War’, sees the artist make the natural progression to production to go along with his music.
Consolidated into a single video just over 11 minutes long, the EP features four tracks and black and white visual loops of the city of Berlin. It was shot while Sen was on a three month artist residency at the Institut für Alles Mögliche.
‘Berlin: Not At War’ is his first foray making both visuals and music, so it’s a bit rough around the edges, but definitely worth a watch. What’s interesting is how Sen incorporates VJing techniques with music video aesthetics, while maintaining a cinematic feel overall. He also uses more advanced techniques like 3D animation (to create an unnerving pulsating orb in ‘Ghost Town / Spring Will Come’) and stop motion.
He’s had a little help making the short film from Naman Saraiya, who helped shoot it and Akshay Rajpurohit, responsible for mastering the EP. His album art can be credited to Nikunj Patel.
You can watch the video in its entirety below - follow Oblique on Facebook for updates.