Earth Moves 05:04, Color, Stereo, GB, 2006
By editing photos and placing them in an animated sequence, Semiconductor create the suggestion of film. Elements in the landscape begin to move on the basis of the frequencies of sound recordings that were made locally. Earth Moves is the poetic answer to the tidings of earth being doomed that are constantly being scattered over us. It conveys a vision that briefly makes us forget the harsh reality of everyday life, in which natural disasters have become all too common occurrences. In the earthquakes created by Semiconductor there are no victims and no suffering; these brute forces of nature yield visual pleasure with a touch of humor.
(Netherlands Media Art Institute, Nanda Janssen)