Alessandro Bavari: Metachaos video
Alessandro Bavari’s “Metachaos” displays graphics.
The 8-minute clip begins with a sequence of geometric forms that suggest a serene world. But it doesn’t take long until it’s apparent that this was just the calm before the storm. Shadowy creatures and shockingly grotesque figures intrude into this domain rendered in black & white and sepia tones and rip it to pieces.
Using the interplay of light and shadow, intentionally shaky camera movements and quick cuts, Bavari takes us on a tour de force through an unsettling imaginary cosmos that grips viewers and doesn’t let them loose.
In addition to its visuals, the work features a composed soundscape of noise elements paired with driving beats, panic-stricken screams, the rattling of bones and gale-force winds.