Stockholm-based director Henric Hemmerlind talks about his latest film, a collaboration with choreographer Sacha Jean-Baptiste:
“My friend, composer Eric Reid, who scored this piece, shared with me a dream where he had imagined what it was like to be a subatomic particle. This song reflects the type of movement and communication that he felt. He said there was a notable connection between emotion and communication with the bunch—i.e. all the other particles. One individual feeling had direct impact upon the overall fluidity of communication and action within the whole.
“We dance fluidly together as though we are exchanging electromagnetic information”
“I thought that this could be seen as state of equilibrium or ‘health’ in a more human interpretation. We dance fluidly together as though we are exchanging electromagnetic information, entangled by a strong force.”