Below is an audiovisual collaboration between Dylan Houser and Rafael González, titled “Xogoblogobak.” Dylan provides the sounds, whilst Rafael provides the visuals (including some mailart of Dylan’s).
After the video, each individual explains their creative process behind this audiovisual work. Enjoy!
“I make the videos in a very artisanal way, almost like the old animation movies were made, taking a good amount of photographs and sometimes creating GIFs, using for all of this the mobile camera and a free app. I finally build the video on my old laptop using the Windows video editor.
Dylan's track inspired me a lot when creating the different paintings and drawings, trying to visually reproduce his music, a perfect mix of Zen meditation and phonetic poetry, spiritual peace and babbling.
In this audiovisual trip I have also incorporated something about I am investigating lately and about my next surgery that I am going to have due to an inguinal hernia. My research and my pre-surgery emotional state fit perfectly with Dylan's music.”
“The audio was recorded on the morning of April 28th, 2020. I had just gotten home from work, and cooked some mozzarella sticks and jalapeño bites. After I was done eating, I threw the foil away, and found myself ritualistic banging on the pan that I had cooked in. I then started speaking in tongues, reminiscent of my 2012 shitnoise project DER LAAGEN SKAAGEN, and carried this on for 2 minutes. I made sure to record it on my trusty Sony ICD-PX470 field recorder. After I was done recording, I sent the audio to Rafael for him to add his excellent visuals to, and...well, the rest is history, so to speak.”