Carrying out a study of the movement of corals, algae and jellyfish and of the different physical limitations these organisms experience with movement director Viola Bruni, Ehua transmutes into a mythological hybrid creature who exists and explores the surrounding environment through movement in a metaphorical, zero gravity limbo between immobility and complete freedom.
The sculpture-like costume—hand sewn by Ehua, designed and handcrafted from liquid latex with Zamagni — is the protagonist of the video: a coral reef of imaginary biological organisms which grows and lives in symbiosis with Ehua’s body as it moves harnessing the ocean currents.
A surreal journey into the life of imaginary codependent ecosystems, the video is the result of Zamagni and Ehua’s joint creative efforts from dancing, to costume design, handcrafting, filmmaking and 3D art.
Ehua’s latest EP Aquamarine details five new tracks inspired by both the colour and motion of water. With tempos ranging from 95-140bpm, the artist also uses custom made percussive samples and original vocals—spoken thoughts in reversed Italian on ‘Black’—to harness different motions and states, collecting thoughts on organisms, frequencies and vibrations that we might not be aware of or perceive.
These ideas and concepts take shape via a rich and experimental, five-track workflow that moves between the dark, sludgy broken-beats of ‘Xantho’ through to the unnerving, drone techno of ‘Diatom’—a track written to mirror the darkest depths of the ocean.
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