Everywhere, Eyeballs Are Aflame
Working with ambient sound in the aim to create a soundscape that invokes feelings that are part uneasy and part comfort. The title, Everywhere, Eyeballs Are Aflame, is taken from a series of etchings by Odilon Redon, which was in turn was inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s novel The Temptation of St. Anthony. In this series Redon draws upon the imagery of the wonderous in relation to religion and morality. As Joris-Karl Huysmans says in his review of the collection; “Here is the nightmare transposed into art.”
I was taken with the notion of injecting horror into art, but as something that is not scaring. Something that is softer.