Always is a single channel video piece, part of a trilogy entitled The Ends of the Earth. The theme of the trilogy is love, each piece deals with this theme in a different context, in the case of Always the subtext of the piece is romantic love.
Always consists of a single 5 min. shot of a cloud dancing in time to music in front of a snowy landscape. The cloud and the landscape were all computer generated. The motion of the cloud was synchronized with the music by a laborious animation process that required a spread-sheet containing more than 30,000 separate data cells. The soundtrack is the melody of the love song “You Were Always on My Mind” played on a vibraphone in a church.
Click here to see the Animation Spread-sheet.