Sunbeams, captured in March 2020, right at the beginning of far-reaching measures that severely curtailed public life. (6’29’’)
A one-take seen through sleepy eyes, indistinguishable shapes yearn recognition, all while beams of the morning sun gently dance in and out of view. Like moons of light on a broken orbit about a central sun, lens flares drift through this dreamscape, joined by an occasional insect dashing through like a shooting star. Refracted images of rosemary and sage come into focus from time to time, extending an invitation to reflect on the physical reality beyond this veil of dancing light.
Hamlet’s Ophelia told us “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance, pray you love, remember." Too often, remembrance begets creeping feelings of remorse that crescendo into a cry for healing. Salvia. How likely is the restitution of a broken soul? As a human being of the 21st century, the best one can work towards is personal redemption - as some have it, we have been atoned for already.
The soundtrack of Atonement is based on L'Enharmonique, Suite in G by Rameau; fragments of the melody are scattered into an ambient drone ±396Hz. This frequency, which is the tonic of L'Enharmonique’s key of G minor, is said to help remove subconscious fears, worries, and anxiety. With a little faith, this work may just help to let go, eliminate feelings of guilt and subconscious negative beliefs that are blocking the path to achieving personal goals.