GMUNK's Orbis Integra maps an evolutionary thrust through the surfacing momentum of a biological process. We’re in an ephemeral realm, where the material and non-material churn together like the clash of two infinite oceans.
Change is constant and violent in this time/space continuum. But there is order here.A sonar intelligence births the foundation for all creation. Vibrations seize the membrane, conducting the shimmering imminence of a push outward. The particles become tentacles reaching for some unknown perimeter. With the force of a coronal mass ejection, a conscious part searching for its unconscious whole. Stardust floats in a primordial wave. Clashing against the physics of predestination, gravity reveals the molecular pattern that is our emergent code.
Orbis Integra witnesses the unleashing of a world in which there is a willful, conscious impulse in nature. Where the cymatic phenomena are experienced as transitory objects. Kinetic monuments that show us the shape of a frequency that would otherwise remain invisible. Unperceived. Unknown.
Orbis Integra is a statement of celestial birth, vigorous expansion and ensuing destruction, encountered through cinematographic vignettes of practical assessments. Activation Materials are manipulated utilizing a series of dynamic heat and vibration sources to simulate natural phenomena. Subatomic Behavior was researched, as well as Quantum Theory and Intelligent Pulse methods, applying the techniques of Cymatics to induce a generative awareness of terrestrial material.
To accomplish this, Chladni Plates of different shapes, Mechanical Vibrators and Function Generators were employed to produce the Cymatic stimulations, and fabulous Production Designer Arne Knudsen was tasked with executing the experiments on shoot day under a ridiculous array of film lights and uncomfortable heat.
Charles Berquist, another renowned Cinematographer and homie, was generous enough to employ his PhantomFlex 4K camera and also assisted as 2nd AC, DIT and overall brain support for the funky machine. The studies were captured anywhere between 240fps to 1000fps, depending on the situation, essentially rendering 2 second moments as 20-30 seconds of epic material statements.
Executive Producer: Gayatri Roshan
Production Company: JOJX
JOJX Creative Director: Jackson Morton
JOJX Executive Producer: Joe Care
Line Producer: Rich Epstein
Director of Photography: Dr Joseph Picard
1st AC: Devin Keebler
2nd AC: Brian Williamson
Practical Wizard: Peter Clark
Art Director: Arne Knudsen
DIT: Charles Berquist
Camera Rental: Charles Berquist
Gaffer: Shane Salyards
Key Grip: Tony Giordano
Composers: Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, Steve Hauschildt
for Cosmic Unity