I take off. Once again. I cross the world. Again. I migrate. I feel asleep. Is this reality or a nightmare? I´m not sure. I´m drifting. So again I spread my wings.
We live in a different world to previous generations, where we cross borders as we travel, work and vacation. We migrate between countries on a large scale, and cultural exchange has become an everyday occurrence. We feel a sense of belonging in different cultures and we have homes in several places, some of us in the perceived peripheries of the world. The seasons no longer come in order. The nights and days meet in a technological world and create a sense of immediate closeness. The feeling of time and place has changed.
The creative team has been collaborating together on making this film since 2015, travelling between the arctic landscape of Norway´s Finnmark and the warm embrace of Waikato in Aotearoa, filming on our journeys.
The soundscape is from these recordings.
Dance and camera: Solveig Leinan-Hermo, Karen Barbour and Marie Hermo Jensen
Text, voice and editing: Marie Hermo Jensen
Costumes: Company archives
Filmed in Waikato, New Zealand and Finnmark, Norway
Duration: 7 min
Produced by Stellaris DansTeater and Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust.
Supported by: The University of Waikato, Sparebank1 Kulturnæringsstiftelsen, Hammerfest Kommune og Arts Council Norway.
The film premieres as a part of the evening "Musology".
Showings 13th and 14th of October 8 p.m. at the Waikato Museum in Hamilton, New Zealand.