Breathing pixels is an archive of moving imagery, that brings to the forefront details and connections of the dense landscapes that surround us. The project aims to highlight the nuances of life in the natural world at a micro and macro scale - pursuading the human eye to attend to that, which would have otherwise gone unseen.
We intend to provide the viewer with a lens to peer into the seemingly mundane. This is done by using the tools of film, photography, illustration, music and animation to compress time, see greater detail and inspire a sense of appreciation. Through this exercise the camera functions as an extension to our point of view and ability to perceive processes. We aim to create theme based channels of educational content by providing visual understanding of subject matter. An extension to the practical and field based nature of our educational modules.
It is not what we see, but how we see it.
“I want to delight in the smallest of things, a bit of 2cm moss on a little piece of rock, and I want to try here what I have been wishing for so long, namely to copy the tiniest bits of nothing as accurately as possible just to realize how great they are ... how terribly compicated and shapeless that beauty really is.” - MC Escher, spirng 1923
Directed, illustrated and edited by Pooja Gupta
Filmed by Umeed Mistry
Assisted by Tasneem Khan, Pooja Gupta
Music found at Youtube music
Produced by Roundglass Samsara and EARTH CoLab.