Forms I: Owen Gildersleeve & Stephen Lenthall
Today I’d like to present a new Project that we’re supporting. Forms is a new collaborative video series devised by London based, creative sound studio Mount Audio. The ongoing project sees Mount team up with leading visual artists each month to creating unique audiovisual works.
The first instalment showcases the collective talents of FFF regulars Owen Gildersleeve and Stephen Lenthall. Following the success of their recent ‘Shadow Spaces’ series, the duo saw the perfect opportunity to develop their striking, still imagery into this experimental film.
Forms I explores the relationship between space, form, light and it’s natural counterpart, shadow. Set within the walls of minimalist paper spaces, the duo introduced subtle movements and additional light sweeps to highlight intricate architectural details.
Mount’s initial piano motif was inspired by the the still imagery of the original ‘Shadow Spaces’ series. This set the pace for the visual, as edited by Peter Mellor of Peepshow Collective. The piece was then re-scored to picture with the help of violinist and violist Mallory Hamm.
Additional sound design elements serve to create a much grander sense of space with deep bass swells tracking sweeping shadows and glacial string harmonics echoing down vast hallways. The result is deceiving, a truly immersive journey through seemingly epic spaces.
Directed by Owen Gildersleeve & Stephen Lenthall
Director of Photography – Stephen Lenthall
Set Design – Owen Gildersleeve
Post Production – Peter Mellor at Peepshow Collective
Set Design Assistants – Adam Williams & Laura Parker
Strings Performed by Mallory Hamm