Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Backyard Project

Biking and climbing - Two of my passions.  This is a preview for a video in-progress about biking to access climbing around Boulder, Colorado - something which is quite convenient but under utilized.  The rules: pick a challenging climb near Boulder, bike to it, and "project" it.  This video is not about cutting edge "projecting;" Instead, it's about the visceral human experience of climbing, and accentuating the process and accomplishment by biking to it.  As with much of my work, I attempt to highlight a sense of place, the human experience, and a passion for art and adventure.  In this teaser I attempted to showcase some of the intimate, expressionistic sides of climbing as well as its nuances: preparing food and gear, thinking about the climb, and climbing as artistic inspiration.  As with most of my work, I've written and recorded all the music.  The final video will include additional footage of my friends working on their own "projects," and additional original music with found sounds from bicycles, rocks, and climbing gear.      In the finished video, I want the term "project" to serve as more than a term for frequenting a climbing route, but instead as a metaphor for the merging of climbing, biking, music, and art into a collaborative pursuit.

The Backyard Project from Craig Muderlak on Vimeo.

1 comment :

  1. I think it is so cool that you can pick up an instrument and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.