The Memory Of Water
We are creating a short art film about the human being's disconnection from nature and its way back to the roots. The story is told through the language of bodypainting, dance and music, created by international artists whose work is dedicated to nature and the environment. The creation happens in Iceland and we wish to make it in the most sustainable way possible, travelling and living as a community. The story in the film is told through the perspective of water, and the human body is presented in different landscapes, transformed within water - in glaciers, ocean, fjords, rivers and waterfalls. We chose Iceland because of its remarkable landscapes as well as its sustainable lifestyle. The art film creation will also include a short behind-the-scenes film, photography series and it will all premiere in summer 2022 in the Djupavik Art Factory in Iceland.
During the creation of art film in Iceland we plan to deliver : Short art film (12 -15 minutes), a short documentary, behind the scenes videos and photography series
to be created in Iceland in September 2021 for "The Memory of Water" project
by the international team of artists:
Vilija Vitkute, Malgorzata Sus, Olle Lundin, Johannes Stoetter, Linnea Grimstedt, Tine Surel Lange, Linnea Sundling and Erik Wilken.
Immersed in the Icelandic landscapes and guided by the mysterious Water Goddess, we are taken for the journey into the lost roots and forgotten self of a human who emerged from water and used to live in harmony with it. How can we find back this balance and peace, and what can be an inspiration for the change? Let yourself follow the characters of the film and dive into the marvellous and astonishing water universe.
Looking into climate crises
We do look into the depths of climate crises, what causes it and how we can interpret through art and reach out to people. In 2021 september 10 artists of the project are going to create a short art film that speaks about human lost connection to nature and the journey of finding its way back, to its nature to itself. The story will be told through body painted dancers by artist Vilija Vitkute and Johannes Stoetter, that brings us on transforming journey through iceland landscapes from volcanoes to the running rivers through lava fields all the way to the sea meeting the waterfalls and glaciers on the way bringing back the memories of us the nature children, how we once were connected with it all , but at some part lost its way. During the journey we look through the natural eyes perspective, the nature element water is reaching out full of hope to the people and guiding them back to nature, they are connecting with one another and in the end they become one in peace.
The result of the film will be presented in the 2022 summer in iceland art factory, where we will transform an ex fish factory into an awareness giving and about marine life protection speaking film that inspires islands that its marine life faces crises from overfishing. Later on we will move further to Norwegian islands, mediterian sea and to international film festivals, exhibition venues and different events to spread the awareness and inspire for the change.
FUND THE PROJECT VIA KICKSTARTER
looking for funding, partners and sponsors to make an art film happen in Iceland, since our project is partly funded only by konstnärsnämnden and nordisk kultur point. The funding will help our project to cover the production costs.
Each of the funders will be seen on our web page, films, videos and exhibition in the long term as well or will be rewarded by artwork. They will be invited to see the film, will receive artwork from project creators and share it with its audience.