MA Composing for Moving Images student Maja Egebo Schriver has created an audiovisual installation, Infinitum, which was performed at Holy Trinity Hoxton from June 19-21.
The installation finds points of interaction between video art, sound design, and classical voices, and the set-up encourages the audience to experience the church room and its acoustics in different ways. The piece is composed as a circular and infinite movement developing through three different phases inspired by the elements and the existential circular journey of human life. The theme evolves around the dualistic struggle between nature and culture, seeing the church room and its inherent auditive tradition of Latin choral singing as the manifestation of culture, while undergoing an artistic ornamentation and abstract transformation inspired by the power and divinity of nature.
Father Andrew Newcombe, Vicar at Holy Trinity Hoxton, comments: “Working with Maja on her audio-visual installation at Holy Trinity Hoxton was amazing. Her ideas were well-conceived and the piece was ideal for the church setting and its acoustic. Even those who were just passing by and popped in to see what was happening stayed to listen and became absorbed by the music and the way it flowed around them. I was moved when a homeless man told me how it had ‘touched his heart’. The video worked extremely well and, along with votive candles, was the only source of light, adding to the ebb and tide of the music.”