Alchemy I: The Beginning
Collaborated with Nina Ijäs 2015
Water, Air, Ice, Ink, Bronze, Moss, etc.

A triptych video installation about The universe as a microcosmos.

Alchemy is a collaboration between Yaqin Si (China) and Nina Ijäs (Finland), at Musashino Art University. 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. The inspiration for the work is the flow and alchemy of life.

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.