Saturday, August 3, 2013

Mirror People

Who is in the mirror? This film is inspired by a Borges tale, "The Fauna of Mirrors" in the The Book of Imaginary Beings, which describes how someday the "mirror people" and creatures will break free of having to reflect our lives and go back to their own.

The music is special to me because my student at Berklee College of Music, Isaiah Morfin, wrote and recorded the song "Reflections" after I asked my students if they had any songs with the word reflection in them. I particularly like the song because it explores some of the themes about seeming and being from our course, "What Is Being?"

For University of Western Australia MachinimUWA VI: Reflections.

Mirror People
A Digital Film by Lori Landay/L1Aura Loire

Music: "Reflections"
Composed & performed by Isaiah Morfin

Recorded at Berklee College of Music

Machinima captured in the virtual world Second Life at UWA and Loireland

Reflections set built by Lori Landay with house and furniture from [what next] by Winter Thorn

Inspired by "The Fauna of Mirrors" by Jorge Luis Borges, in The Book of Imaginary Beings. translated by Andrew Hurley (New York: Penguin Classics, 2006).

Art dresses based on Salavdor Dali's "Landscape with Butterflies" (1959) and Joan MirĂ³'s "Ciphers and Constellations, in Love with a Woman" (1941) by Thera Taurog

Trapped Wizard Tree by Alexith Destiny

Mocap animations by Abranimations and Henmations

Documentary footage from "Science Nation: Butterflies and Bats Reveal Clues about Spread of Infectious Disease." an interesting kind of reflection involving the symbol of metamorphosis.

For University of Western Australia MachinimUWA VI: Reflections, June 2013, featuring virtual versions of spaces for reflection at UWA:
The Reflection Pond Next to Winthrop Clock Tower
The Sunken Gardens
'Gift from the Gods' by Robin Takinthou, recreated by FreeWee Ling

Mirror People by Lori Landay is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.