Shot entirely in slow motion, “Arising from the Surface” is an experimental film that shows seven scenes from a taxi ride to an art residency in the heart of Mumbai. During this journey, both camera movements and subjects are intrinsically orchestrated by the traffic flow and rhythm of city life. Taking cues from Indian avant-garde filmmaker Mani Kaul, the camera’s focus on peripheral imagery and lateral visions creates complex narratives and fluid urban panoramas that go beyond perceptual limits and generalizations produced by the eye.
Roland Graf is a media artist and co-founder of the artist collective Assocreation. He works on a wide range of interactive installations and urban interventions – often manipulating the ground the public walks on.
Robert Platt received his MA in painting from The Royal College of Art and a PhD at Kyoto City University of Arts. His interdisciplinary approaches to the expanded field of painting draw on cave exploration, optics and neuroaesthetics.