Explorative Dance Film
LOGLINE: Aronui wakes in a familiar but unknown land. As her affinity for the landscape grows she is confronted by her volatile senses. Volatilis is an experimental dance film featuring Melbourne-based contemporary dance artist Anna Seymour as Aronui.
VOLATILIS is an experimental dance film featuring contemporary dance artist Anna Seymour as Aronui. VOLATILIS explores our emotional connection to landscapes, whilst experiencing sensory disorientation and sensitivity during emotional heartbreak. Following Aronui’s journey of heartbreak, growth and rebirth through the visual metaphor of a volatile landscape.
ANNA SEYMOUR is a Melbourne based Deaf contemporary Dancer. Anna was born profoundly Deaf and uses Auslan and English to communicate.
JENNA ERIKSEN is a New Zealand Director Jenna Eriksen interested in exploring our emotional connection to landscapes, whilst experiencing sensory disorientation and sensitivity during emotional heartbreak. Jenna is a contemporary queer filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist from Aotearoa / New Zealand based in Birrarunga / Melbourne. For Jenna VOLATILIS seeks to create a cathartic response to traversing emotions through space. Informed by a sense of connection, affinity and turangawaewae to a place.
Scored by experimental music group THE NARCOLEPTOR, featuring Theremin Artist Miles Brown and Harpist Mary Doumany. Shot on location at the Pink Cliffs, Victoria in late 2018. Production completed April 2019.
Director / Producer | Jenna Eriksen
Aronui | Anna Seymour
Director of Photography | Stepanka Cervinkova
Art Direction | Laura Albee Barton
Costume | Shayli Harrison
1st Assistant Camera | Ian Parish
Auslan Interpreter | Miriam Morgan
Editor | Sam Mapplebeck
Colour Grade | Jenna Eriksen
Graphic Design | Bryn Fenemor
Music | The Narcoleptor
Harp, Voice | Mary Doumany
Theremin | Miles Brown
Titles | Bryn Fenemor
Sound Design | Matt Atkinson
JLE (C) 2019