Climbing the walls

2018

Climbing the walls, was my second collaboration with a dancer. For this short film I collaborated with Annabel Garriga.

With this experiment, my aim was to film from a bird’s eye view. Giving the illusion she was floating, since she was lying down while performing. It seems like there is a limited space and frame in which she is able to move. This gives a claustrophobic feel even though she seems to be floating.

The space she interacts with is dark and swallowing, while her limbs light up. For me this was mainly a research to how we can discern movements and what we need at minimum in an image to do so. Hence the darkness and the contrast of the light limbs.

This video has also been used in performances by Annabel Garriga, in which she interacts to the video with improvised dance.