Bret Battey - On the Presence of Water


On the Presence of Water is a sound and image meditation on water as a spiritual and psychological archetype. Computer manipulations of found sound and imagery knit tightly together to express a narrative of the subconscious. The jury of the 1998 Prix Arts Electronica recognized On the Presence of Water with an Honourable Mention.

Primary tools were Csound, Common Music, and RT on SGI computers, with Csound extensions by Richard Karpen. The video was created with video and still-image sources manipulated in Adobe Premiere.



Bret Battey