“Poor visibility; weather again unsettled today. Surreal rocks and riven lowlands, valleys fog-shrouded. Frightening depths, and emptiness. Rarity of air is noticeable.
What are you looking for in this hostile stretch?”
FIELD’s 13min short film Interim Camp is a meditation about the pursuit of an idea; about obstacles, struggle and failure along the way.
The constant transformation of the landscape shapes and their surfaces is based on generated motion sequences of drifting and constantly transforming surface structures, which were created with a custom generative software tool.
Composer Arran Poole joined the 2008 production for 10 days and allowed for the soundtrack to evolve alongside the visual ideas.
About the Process
A fascination for the beauty of mountain views and glaciers was at the starting point of Interim Camp. The dynamics that shape the earth´s surface until today are fascinating and frightening at the same time. Regarded in time lapse, mountains, valleys and plains are folded, sharpened and grinded like paper structures.
Respectively insignificant the human being appears in the dimensions of these forces. Tectonics and weather forces, time and chance create these inimitable irregular patterns that we recognise as nature.
“For our film, we wanted to gain control over these forces; create shapes and structures that are surreal and supernatural, yet so detailed that they might fool us for being real.
Diaries and travel reports of expeditions to the Himalaya or the Mount Everest inspired the narration of Interim Camp; for instance Geir Jenssen´s Field Recordings from Tibet: Cho Oyu and his related travel report.”
Direction and Animation by FIELD
Original Soundtrack by Arran Poole