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Midnight Blue – a sand art animation, by David Myriam

WATCH: “Midnight Blue” – sand art animation; By David Myriam, Vimeo (Length: 07’55” – June 2013.)


This ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, following the rhythm of a whale’s meditations, a privileged witness of human activity on the oceans…

“I imagined this film after creation of two live sand drawing performances for the Festival Musica Nigella in 2011, with music by Crumb and Natsuda.

The theme of the concert was “The Secret Life of Oceans” , and I was inspired dramas including the Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster , and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operated by BP.

For the first time , I used blue sand , which corresponded well to the diving atmosphere.
Thereafter, I imagined a storyboard inspired by these performances , adding other elements , including the issue of fishing and fish consumption.

Once editing advanced , on the advice of productor Citron Bien & Hélène Ducrocq , I wrote a poem to give another dimension to the film. For the first time , I created a movie with lyrics…” – David Myriam

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