Yoshi Sodeoka’s 2017 video work Of Soil explores the relationship between patterns in nature and infinity. Sodeoka has repeatedly examined the point at which the complexity of nature fends off, and suggests, infinity and chaos in his video art practice; Of Soil is the most recent of these explorations. The piece is composed of photographic fragments and geometric elements, arranged into complex patterns resulting in a trancelike, kaleidoscopic play of glinting sun and dark moon, landscape, shadow and light, as day gives way to night.
Using digital special effects software such as After Effects, Sodeoka produced Of Soil by manipulating still and moving images, as well as various combinations of filters to imitate natural optics. The soundtrack was made by Sodeoka’s long-time collaborator, MYMK.