A frame from URBAN EARTH: MANCHESTER that features in the first URBAN EARTH: MASH
Most URBAN EARTH films have no music. Music definitely changes feelings towards a place may it (the music) be dark, euphoric or chilled - that is why the music is left out... yes it makes an easier and in many ways 'better' experience to have a good tune to the images as they come towards you, but the films resist the desire and want to conform to 'entertainment' in an attempt to challenge how we see our urban world.
URBAN EARTH: MASH kicks the previous paragraph into the long grass. This first MASH cuts Bristol, Manchester and the Tyneside Urban Area out of Britain and glues them all together in what appears to be an urban day. For good measure I've created and slammed a tune over the top. It's all a bit naughty as far as URBAN EARTH goes, but I hope you like it.... I've not uploaded it to the web as I am yet to find a player that can handle the stop-motion of the frames - besides I think the films are best viewed small - don't preview this film, just download it and play it back small
- it's easier on the eye.
Download it now from http://tinyurl.com/urbanmash01
The next one will be longer and even more mashed. Mexico City, Mumbai and London sliced and chopped in regular intervals that blur boundaries and impress upon you their connectivity.