This video piece is an exploration of how to recreate the primal experience of staring into a campfire late at night, safe from the dangers lurking outside the circle of light and warmth. Sitting by a fire is one the oldest unifying activities humanity has. It is what separated us from animals and sent us on to the path of technological development. Now we have moved so far away from that starting point that many of modern city dwellers have never actually had this rooting experience.
By isolating and repeating the dance of the flames and sparks into kaleidoscopic patterns, the meditative feeling is magnified. the accompanying music evokes the same tribal past that we have left behind with the fire.