Volatilis explores the journey of heartbreak, growth and rebirth through the visual metaphor of a volatile landscape. Featuring deaf Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour, Volatilis questions the displacement and disruption of natural landscapes and will be reflected against the urban environment of Gertrude Street. Highlighted by the incongruity of a human form within the sparse and alien landscape depicted, Volatilis seeks to create a cathartic response to traversing emotions through space. Informed by a sense of connection, affinity and turangawaewae to place.
Artist | Director - Jenna Eriksen
Aronui - Anna Seymour
Cinematography - Stepanka Cervinkova Assistant Camera - Ian Parish
Editor - Sam Mapplebeck
Costume - Shayli Harrison
Art Direction - Laura Albee Barton
Auslan Interpreter - Miriam Morgan
Colour Grade - Jenna Eriksen
Graphics - Bryn Fenemor
Music - The Narcoleptor
Jenna Eriksen is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist from Aotearoa/New Zealand based in Birrarung/Melbourne. Jenna is interested in exploring our emotional connection to landscapes, the experience of sensory disorientation and sensitivity during emotional heartbreak.