A Myriad Mind
by Marie Zechiel
a dance film about our minds and its pluralistic personas.
Berlin-based performer and movement director Marie Zechiel’s latest visual narration takes us on a journey through our subconsciousness. This gripping one-shot-composition is portraying the momentum of our internal and eternal discussions. It´s about the challenges our minds encounter while negotiating our diverse beliefs.
It is an intriguing and imaginative piece visualising five dancers locked in a space that depicts our innermost self. They are longing for balance in every reoccurring loop exploring our fundamental beliefs. This society of mind is revealed through Marie Zechiel’s sharp yet unifying choreography which highlights the confusion of our minds and also our desire for inner harmony.
"A Myriad Mind" is a dance film captured in one continous shot, collaboratively realised by Marie Zechiel, director I AM JOHANNES and DoP Lasse Liebelt. The project required a special room without entrance designed and build by Lothar Heinert to realise the original concept. The five dancers plus camera and lighting crew were constantly locked inside demanding a secondary choreography ensuring perfect timings to hide or reveal to make the illusion become reality.
words from the filmmaker
Based on the mutual desire for a collaboration with director I AM JOHANNES and DOP and Steadicam operator Lasse Liebelt we started
thinking about a plot that would best highlight but at the same time challenge our skills - The idea was born of creating a visual narrative shot
in a room without entrance or exit. I started netting a story around this setting, wanting to tell the story of our sub consciousness and the inner dialogue we constantly face with
ourselves - One is invariably trying to deal with all the different versions of oneself causing a dialogue of our society of mind trying to maintain harmony.
A Myriad Mind to me is an homage to our human complexity and a testimony of how united forces, skills and creativity can lead to something beautiful.
why we love this film
The synergy between choreography and cinematography shines through in this film.
Concept and creative direction
Director of photography
AC and focus pulling
I AM JOHANNES
I AM JOHANNES
Aurelia Braga de Matos
Lothar Heinert, Henning Deertz
Greta Isabella Conte
Lena Lenosaurus Krause
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