Director: Zak Emerson
Producer: Dan Dickinson
Production Company: Merman
In this incredibly visceral video from director Zak Emerson we see a beautifully-grotesque figure suspended in mid-air, dripping in what looks like glossy, black lava – an almost alien-like form immerging (yet quite possible descending) into a dark, mysterious world. As her body ripples and howls so does the increasingly intense electronic sounds of artist Ben Chatwin – a dizzyingly, immersive experience for the viewer.
With a surreal mix of manic energy, textural layers as well as inversion and glitch techniques, Emerson reaches new heights in emotion, perfectly wedding the hauntingly-acoustic world of Ben Chatwin and the powerful portrayal of birth, life and spirit.