John Yeon - Quest For Beauty
This 4K video, directed by Matt Eller, is a 3:50 version of the original 6:30 loop featured in the exhibition Quest For Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Randy Gragg.
Over the course of a year, photographer Chris Hornbecker documented the landscape, capturing 69,000+ still images. Those images were then edited down to sequences that captured the passing of time most succinctly and dramatically. The final movie consists of only 140 still images.
My score for this version is meant to parallel the vision of Yeon: clean, warm, organic, unhurried and in sync with nature. The musical elements are almost entirely derived from a few simple passages of violin and cello that were recorded and manipulated.
Creative direction and animation by Afternoon Inc.