Collis presents a series of short audio-visual projections combining moving image with varying layers of sound. She explores relationships among multiple sensory modalities by creating compositions that articulate the connection between visual and auditory phenomena. Collis uses time-lapse photography, digital video and sound processing techniques to explore parallels between light, gesture and abstract form. The outcome reveals a physical interplay between the sonic and the visual.
This work is based on research in early drawn-sound techniques used for musical score analysis and sound-on-film processes (e.g., Daphne Oram’s ‘Oramics’, Norman McLaren’s animated films, and Oskar Fischinger’s ornamental sound experiments of 1932).