Vibrant ocean "microworld" seen in this experimental timelapse (Video)

Sandro Bocci
© Sandro Bocci

The ocean is a mysterious place, full of wondrous creatures and hidden delights, waiting to be discovered. The very nature of this massive body of fluid is primordial and seen as a symbol of the subconscious in many cultures. Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci, also known as Bolidesottomarino, recently released a sneak peak at a "non-verbal" film he's working on, titled "Porgrave." Showing captivating scenes of vibrantly coloured underwater organisms, it's a close-up look at a "microworld" that many of us never get to see -- or may never get to see, if ocean acidification, pollution and habitat loss continues at today's alarming rate.

...meanwhile... from Sandro Bocci on Vimeo.

Sandro Bocci© Sandro Bocci
Sandro Bocci© Sandro Bocci

According to Bocci's website, Julia Set Collection, the film is influenced by thinkers like Alan Moore, Jan Hanlo, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfred Van Vogt, and is

an experimental film orbiting scientific and philosophical reflections on time and space, and that through various shooting techniques, fields of magnification, and an exciting soundtrack, weaves a web between science and magic.

Sandro Bocci© Sandro Bocci
Sandro Bocci© Sandro Bocci
Sandro Bocci© Sandro Bocci

The complementary soundtrack by Maurizio Morganti is pretty entrancing, and Bocci's fascination with the micro/macro-scaled workings of of nature and fractal geometries is evident in the subjects he chooses to focus on, whether it's meditative time-lapses of Icelandic landscapes, or the visual sounds of cymatics or the complex dynamics of Julia sets. No word on what other natural habitats will be shown in it, but Porgrave is set to be fully released in late 2015, and you can find out more over at Sandro Bocci's website.

Tags: Arts | Nature Blows My Mind | Oceans | video

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