TITLE

Human Nature

DATE

FALL 2020

CLIENT

Sevdaliza

TYPE

Houdini, Redshift, Fusion

Human Nature


Houdini, Redshift, Fusion

In 2020 Sevdaliza, an Iranian-Dutch singer and songwriter, came with a new album, her second, named Shabrang, a work of staggering sonar beauty. Sevdaliza's rich cultural references help her tackle today's issues of diversity of an ever progressing re-interpretation of the western white written history in a most fit fashion, far away from easy, superficial and pop aestheticized imagery.

Human Nature, part of this album and also released before the whole album was released exercised a tremendous impact on me with its immaculate sonority that merges oriental and western electronic elements with a very post-apocalyptic all around ambience. Listening to this piece spawned immediately a series of images that lead to a short animated clip.

This project heavily inspired again by the field of Xenobiology expands of my recurrent themes of trans-humanism and post-human narratives. Growth structures and simulations of vegetation and smoke like symbiotic organisms appear in a dark, northern, fir forest all orchestrated around the appearance of a cyborg greyhound dog.