Ozymandias (2008)
 


HD video, 1 min 53 sec.

Musings on transience of man made structures over time.
The title refers to a sonnet of romantic poet Percy Shelley from 1818, in which the stone statue of a powerful and proud pharaoh crumbles  into oblivion under the influence of the sand of time.

Image:
Time lapse photography, 2D computer animation, compositing and retiming.
Sound:
Filtered audiorecordings of the inside sounds of a tree moving in the wind, made with contactmicrophones attached under the bark.

Location: Former Central Station Rotterdam.   Tree at   51.544147, 4.814415  a58 near Breda