This 20-min experimental animation video was produced for a music piece performed by contemporary music ensemble Wooden Cities, titled The Price of Oil. The video was made through various stop motion techniques and programming in video editing software. As an archival art practice, this experimentation involved more than 8 thousand archival images/stills, all reworked in response to the music piece. Images are taken from old newspapers, and magazines, as well as historical video footage and movies’ stills.
The Price of Oil won the Belgrade’s 4th Annual International Experimental Film Festival award, as well as the jury’s “Mention” award in the ninth edition of FIVA, the International Video Art Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
© Maryam Muliaee 2019