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The Essence of Time

''The Essence Of Time'' is a  new local-national/international virtual engagement multi-art digital exchange project exploring how we perceive space in time/specifically nature as differently abled people.  The ‘Essence of Time’ takes inspiration from our outdoor lived environment, be that urban or rural. It reconnects us as a creative to the natural world and to the way we have interfered and greedily exploited the gifts of nature.

Time in Nature or Nature in Time

 15 artists have come together to make brand new pieces which will be displayed here weekly on Fridays starting February 19, 2021. 

Essence of Time Artists 


Essence I

Soobie and Philip

 This uses most of Soobie's movement, I have cut it to fit the music and added some touches back and forth. I think that this is a very clear reflection on the 'nature of time' with all the nature elements...leaves, trees etc. I used a cartoon effect because it really brings out the amazing colour of the leaves. Also, Soobie's movements remind of a fairytale in some ways and I think the comic/cartoon effect accentuates that too.


Robert Corcoran 73degree films 

Soobie Whitfield & Philip Roderick

Soobie Whitfield & Philip Roderick

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Essence II

Ozan and Lila

Ozan named his contribution 'Childhood' and the film feels to me very much like a memory. To bring that out, I left his sound design and black and white photography in place, but broke the film up into pieces. These pieces are placed around the screen and each time a new piece is added the previous clips fade into its place, until the screen is covered.

Ozan added some light piano music to his sound design, but I felt it needed something more. I liked Lila's track a lot, it helps to add another layer of depth. This reminds me a little of Thomas' film which also had a 'memory' theme.

Robert Corcoran 73degree films