Hellbendr Maquette: Sanghyang

This film is a prototype scene for my Hellbendr opera. The dancer is a manifestation of the Scottish horse spirit Mari Lwyd, known in the opera as ‘Appalachia,’ She Who Takes You Through the Gyre. Editorial is a good process for me so I will be making regular ‘video maquettes’ as a practice for Hellbendr.

I love the music of Bali, it’s arhythmic, atonal, microtonal; Balinese dance is filled with slight gestures, awkward poses, a vocabulary of myth—good elements to draw from.

Materials: Mask of synthetic paper, dancing, animated Organumunagro forms, SFX, snow