5:07 min. short film, HD video
La Unica Sepia Creativa:
Myriam Guillamon and Jose Bahamonde, Barcelona, Spain
Filmed in Haukijarvi, Finland while in residence at Arteles Creative Center
I worked for a month at Arteles developing a costume and character. I experimented with props and brainstormed ideas for a narrative searching through what was unfamiliar and reflecting upon being somewhere so islolated and far away from home.
The following month I met Myriam and Jose. We shared ideas regarding myth and reality, feminity and expectations, and a need to experience the natural world. With histories in visual arts, performance, cinematography and 2-D animation we discovered the strength of combining conceptual ideas and skills.
We worked together during the remainder of our time at Arteles and continued to develop and finish the project post-residency.
This is a story about isolation and solitude; pattern and ritual; uncertainty and uncomfortable transitions; when beauty and grace seem infinitely far away.
It is inspired by living in the north and experiencing the relationship between place and navigating through it in the most challenging times.
The narrative reflects something seemingly romantic, yet surreal and dream-like.
It suggests a more maternal, empathetic and natural world.