Pianist/Composer Emily Manzo & Kerlin created the score for the film THE ROOMS(2010), a collaborative project by Paul Rowley and Tim Blue made with the support of a Projects Grant from the Irish Arts Council. It now resides in the permanent collection at Le Centre Pompidou.
With rich sound design and diverse formats, the film is a visually complex study of a world abandoned that somehow continues to operate. People exist only as echoes in the empty spaces.
Filmed in Italy, Greece, Germany, Spain, the United States and Korea, the numerous locations become the interconnected sites of a post-human environment. Disparate fragments come together to form a whole through the film’s unique reading of time. The wages of human endeavour are leveled and treated as data. The perspectives of the past — modernist, machine, space-age — are scrutinized by a future that escaped prediction.