Kamiel Rongen creates trippy visuals using flowers and a fishbowl for Yuma music video

Musician and director Kamiel Rongen has reused his method of mixing materials inside a fishbowl to create the music video for Tunisian band Yuma's track Laya Snin (+ movie).

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

Yuma approached Rongen, who is known for his hypnotic style, after they saw his work on a blog. They didn't provide any brief, as they wanted the director to work as freely as possible.

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

As he couldn't understand the lyrics, he simply listened to the music and tried to guage a feeling that he wanted to convey.

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

"Because Laya Snin gives such a sweet and beautiful feeling, I wanted to work with flowers – roses to be exact," Rongen told Dezeen. "I think the shape of the roses is beautiful and gives a sweet vibe."

"I still don't know what the lyrics mean, so it's all about the feeling".

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

To create the visuals, Rongen used a fishbowl filled with water and flowers. He then dropped paint and other liquid materials into the water, some of which he had heated up to make them react differently once submerged.

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

This technique can be seen in the video he created for his own Shortcutz film under the moniker Hyde Park, and the visuals used to accompany Julien Mier's Sea of Decay track, which was inspired by the colours used in a film by Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli.

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

"I always use the same method," Rongen said. "I fill my fishbowl with water, play the music in the background and try to capture the music in colours and shapes, using different materials and paint."

Yuma music video by Kamiel Rongen

"For this video I worked with a different light setup and also mixed new materials together," he continued. "A new technique I also discovered was using the microwave – it make some liquids more fluid and affect it in a different way."