Olivia Ting - Into Beethoven’s Sound Box

O Ting
Artist: 
Year: 
2020
Medium:
video/short film, duration 6 min-18 seconds, link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DNWiFVTgm4A

Description of Painting or Photo: 
The video opens with a pianist’s view playing the opening bars of Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata. There is an overlay of static from cochlear processor and tinnitus ringing. Then the video takes the viewer on an animated journey into the interior of a piano composited vintage medical illustrations, set to a soundtrack made with the body of the piano excluding the keyboard. It ends with further excerpts of Beethoven’s Appassionata.

Please describe the style and technique you used to create your art
The photographs and videos are shot with a Sony a7iii camera and an endoscope camera, and composited digitally using Photoshop and After Effects.