the beginning of the end
video / experimental video
found footage, interaction, apocalypse, music, real-time
“The beginning of the end” is a dialog between video and music. Matsuo designed a program that can mix different footage in real time, constantly in interaction with the sounds proposed. The song we used is a version of the timeless “My Way”, made with music boxes and different self made electronics. I called the song “Their Way” in reference to the randomness of reality and our illusion of individual control. In the end (apocalypsis) things will be “our/ their” way. This video expresses an idea of “apocalypsis”: a moment where nobody knows who he is and where is he going. A moment where we can go back to the stage before becoming individuals. A moment when we are back to our original state. “The beginning of the end” is our first creation together. We want to use this system in concerts and interact with the public as well, for example using texts that the public “posts” in social networks as a material to be used/modified during the performance.