“Sea Chair” – Second Prize win in European Short Film Category, Young Director Award 2014 in Cannes for Sea Chair.
Music : Elisa Luu – “22 Marz” (Track included in “The time of waiting” [LBN003])
Concept & Design : Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami
Film : Juriaan Booij
Short film about collecting plastic to make a chair on a fishing boat at sea. studioswine.com
Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, five more have been found across the world’s oceans with the Atlantic gyre predicted to be even larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to degrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever smaller fragments by ocean currents.The gyre stretches from the coastlines of California to the shores of Japan. Recent studies have estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer of the world’s oceans. The number of plastic pieces in the Pacific Ocean has tripled in the last ten years and the size of the accumulation is set to double in the next ten.Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans. Together with local fishermen, Studio Swine collects and processes the marine plastic into a stool at sea.
Sāqiya gazes at history.
Beautiful sounds, coming from the sea.
Music scores written by amanuenses.
Tarantellas intertwined in baroque embroideries, in a game of disguise, on allusive grooves.
Bright and colorful wonders.
Virtuous words drawn from an endless dictionary at the crossroads of cultures: Arab, French, and above all Spanish.
Stories of encounters, exchanges, smiles, yet stories of oppression.
EP version (4 tracks) free download on La bèl netlabel.
Complete digital version (9 tracks) on sale on Bandcamp.