I am ALVA
“I have been thinking about it for some time. I would to call myself by the name ALVA. ALVA, because I am the inventer of the ghost box, the conch shell, the house of unattached voices.”
'I am ALVA' was a collaborative project between Sophia Ioannou Gjerding and Xenia Xamanek Lopez, which deals with the voice as a prosthetically separated element from the body, as well as landscape as simulation in relation to the idea of nature.
The film was screened as part of a collaboration between DIAS Kunsthal, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art and ORAUM. The project was supported by the Danish Art Council.
Concept and script: Sophia Ioannou Gjerding and Xenia Xamanek Lopez.
3D animation: Lars Hemmingsen Nørgaard.
Supplementary 3D animation: Sophia Ioannou Gjerding.
Sound production: Xenia Xamanek Lopez.
Supplementary sound production: Sophia Ioannou Gjerding.
Voices: Aoife Slevin and Josef Gottlander.
Models used from Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University, School of Science
(published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License).