This work, entitled Hypnotic Coasts, is a look into the endless silent places within our city — the places and infrastructure we hide out of sight and out of mind, but rely on for the experiences we share with each other. The aim is to redefine the way we perceive these places through manipulated imagery, distorted and kaleidoscopic, to bring about new meaning from the viewer’s own subconscious. The film works as a rorschach test, defamiliarizing familiar landscapes, and creating new perceived interpretations from visual abstraction.
Graham Peterson is a multimedia artist with a focus on audio visual work, including photography/videography, projection, modular synthesis of sound and visuals, and animation in various techniques. His work explores the relationship between mindfulness and embodied practice through experiential pieces utilising looping and droning projection and ambient soundscapes.
He works professionally in the animation industry as an executive producer/showrunner, animation director, and film instructor. Over the course of a 14+ year career, he has had the opportunity and pleasure of creating a show for Nickelodeon, giving a keynote address at Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) in 2017, and developing animation curriculum for high school and college.