Ziemia / Soil

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In Polish language, word “Ziemia” means both “soil” and “Earth”, which I think is a meaningful coincidence. It’s interesting to think what it would be like to live in an environment such as soil. Communication there happens in darkness, and consists of subtle vibrations and chemical signals – so much different than our loud, bright world above. The ground it is quieter, but it has its own specific sounds, that come from the organisms living there, roots growing, water travelling through. Fertile soil is something that takes a very long time to develop and very little time to destroy. For me it’s a fragile, beautiful and mysterious environment – and that’s how I aimed to depict it in this animation.

It is full CGI work, made using SideFX Houdini and Redshift.

This animation was created as a part of my exhibition, which was held from April 24th until May 8th, 2021 in Eskaem, an art gallery in Gda?sk.
eskaem.pl/

I was able to use authentic recordings from the soil thanks to the Sounding Soil project by Marcus Maeder, Zurich University of the Arts, Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST, 2017-2020
soundingsoil.ch/en/

Audio production and editing
Marcin Szulc / Coastline Northern Cuts
northerncuts.com/en/

Designed and produced by
Zuzanna Ko?odziej / Vizuza

my instagram: @vi.zuza

Full post & photos from the exhibition:
zuzakolodziej.com/Ziemia-Soil