Corin’s cyberspace foray continues in video for ‘Point Zero’
CORIN’s ‘Point Zero’ video is her third music video release from the Virtuality EP, released last October on Wondercore Island. The video furthers Corin‘s foray into cyberspace, this time teaming up with French video crew Été Meurtrier to create a generally mind-boggling and beautiful work.
Without further context, Corin’s music and video could easily be lost as a perfectly sound tracked moment of beauty or how it feels to chew 5 gum. In all technicality, it shares the similar tropes of electronic art that has thrived over the past few years, the liquid like CGI rendering that has even graced the covers of the mainstream artists of the moment like Flume and What So Not. It is, however, a deeper and more nuanced look at why and how we are using that style of art. It’s a coming together of two art forms as they grow together. The advancement in visual art through technology is just as strong as the advancement in music, and Corin is right there at the heart of it, blending the two together, to reach past the point of pure prettiness in order to comment on it all.
‘Point Zero’ watches a purple, silver and black liquid CGI rendering evolve into shape after shape, sometimes scattered, sometimes together. At some times it looks like an alien ship, other times almost animal-like – in reality, it’s a Rorschach test. It is for you to watch as you wonder. The track itself is an interesting blend of soundscapes and old video game style noises, meshed together to often disguise one another. It’s this mixture of Corin’s referencing to old video games, specifically to games which used ‘future sounds’, noises made in imagined future worlds, alongside her own hyper-current/technology pushing production that make the music video so interesting.
This music video was created by technology that would baffle most people 15-20 years ago. CGI itself is still a concept that overwhelms some; it’s the technology that was once reserved for the powerful Hollywood elite of the world is now readily available for art. Corin’s art is of an imagined future, in an imagined future- our present. As you watch her clip for ‘Point Zero’, listen to the clash of past, present and future as it sounds, as you see it. Think of not only what noises will become passé in only years, but what noises we will discover and what technology will lead us there. Corin’s not aiming to get everyone onto the dance floor to boogie down, but she’s ready to get everyone thinking about the future and what we can and have achieved.