"May Waves Rise From Its Floor" follows in Hallé's career-long practice of researching and building custom-made projection devices to be used in collaborative shows. For this project, Hallé continues his method of using live manipulation of candle light with broken pieces of glass and breathing to illuminate 16mm film. The ability to spontaneously create and adapt the visuals has led Hallé to perform this show with a diverse range of renowned improvising musicians.
The 16mm film that plays on the projector was made by Hallé specifically to be projected using this custom-device. The subtle, slow-moving, and often abstract imagery of the ocean is the steady, colourful and grainy layer which the flicker of the light animates in performance.