Alchemy I - The birth

animator & editor & soundwork 2015

7min Three wall video installation

Alchemy is about the origins of life. Perhaps a rebirth, on a new frontier under new stars? Chaos leads to order leads to chaos again, balance is a cycle.

The technique is mainly by photo stop motion animation, with a few additional scenes made in After Effects. The soundscape is built using stretched and sometimes reversed sounds from different instruments, underwater recordings and electromagnetic waves from space translated into sounds.


Alchemy is a collaboration with Akin Si (China).
Musashino Art University, 2015.

Stop motion animation by Akin Si and Nina Ijäs
AE animation by Akin Si
Sound and editing by Nina Ijäs