Vishal Shah (1976) lives and works in London and is the founder and Director of Freaksignal Productions Ltd. Vishal is a designer and video editor and is the driving force behind Freaksignal. He has worked on and initiated a number of notable art and design projects and motion based work. Vishal's indpendent video work has been exhibited and screened widley accross Europe, USA and Asia. He is also a visiting lecturer teaching video art at the Royal College of Art and The Richmond American International University in London.
Pollen is a visual music experience structured around a series of thematic contrasts; light and dark, organic and synthetic, certainty and ambiguity, existence and emptiness. Perhaps the most important of these is an exploration of movement and stasis, since this central contrast is used to divide the film into three episodic moments; Pollen opens with the gradual unfolding of an image, thus enabling the viewer to explore its form and detail. However, this almost static moment is soon replaced by vigorous pulses of energy and motion that drive the film onwards. The sound-world enhances these contrasts; references to the elements - wind, water and metallic objects - tally with the title of the film and are in discourse with the images that Pollen presents.
Sound by Adam Stansbie
Escalator is a video about everyday urban systems, transformed via a kaleidoscopic patterning, becomes the form and content of a cinematic meditation. Vishal brings to play metallic systems, spaces and rhythms found in an urban landscape. These spaces direct and allow human traffic to flow, The video echoes movement through composure and orchestrated configurations; thus allowing rhythmic formations to reside outside of their tangible context. 'Escalator' encircles notions of repetition; in passage is where the viewer is situated with no entry or exit.
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