João Salaviza + Norberto Lobo
In the beginning the idea was to make something from nothing, in a neutral and unknown place.
Collect images and sounds instead of producing them.
The camera, the microphone and the mini-amplifier: tools that take away and then give back. We defined a rule: the sound shouldnt illustrate the image and the image shouldnt absorb the sound.
Less than a hundred kilometres from Reykjavik we found Strokkur. A scar on the Earth that insists
in not healing, gushing from the depths. We came closer. For three days we saw and heard the
internal dynamics of the crevice: the boiling water that spat out every seven minutes and the
thermal shock, given the eighteen degrees below zero of the atmosphere. The film was already
there, the music too.
Underneath the blizzard, the soaked amplifier was out of tune and produced strange noises. The
camera was almost blown away with the wind gusts. Batteries did not resist the cold and died
every fifteen minutes. We ran for shelter carrying the gear on our backs. Reload. Reheat. Start all
"Strokkur" is above all a document. A log of an observation-dialogue, of what was left.
Film: Joćo Salaviza
Music: Norberto Lobo