"String Figures" is an audiovisual album collaboration between Zoë Mc Pherson (concept, sound) and Alessandra Leone (visual story and direction). A transmedia piece in 7 chapters merging organic & electronic worlds, folk & the global digital space String Figures is inspired by the ancient and current practice of ‘Cat’s Cradle’ all over the world Figures as leisure game, graphical art form, medium for storytelling, chanting, connecting to one another and spiritual expression A continuous weaving of Strings approached with hypnotic sounds, mathematical choreography, subliminal landscapes and otherworldly journeys Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leone make tactile meditations associated with a certain twist of the string Each chapter explores a symbolic axis around which liminal transformations occur. From the unknotting of the opening to the final transmission, the movements of String Figures coil around a sonic memory.
The project website address https://www.stringfigures.xyz/
is a visual artist, trained (motion) designer, self taught programmer and filmmaker producing multi-disciplinary work. Along with a career of design, she developed her artistic practice through collaborative relationships with musician and performers, at the intersection of art and technology. Her research focuses on analogue/physical processes to create imagery that pursues new aesthetics in the context of hybrid forms of intermediality. Since 2009, she has continued to do freelance work for commercial productions as art director and motion designer. Founder in 2012 of the StratoFyzika intermedia performance group, she developed her artistry through a variety of a/v collaborations ( Alexandros Drymonitis, Rona Geffen, Regina De Miguel, Lucrecia Dalt ), extending her practice to interactive media, generative design, data-driven narratives.
Alessandra met Zoë in November 2016 to work on the audiovisual album. They have since then become a passionate and workaholic creative direction team as well as real partners of the overall String Figures project.