experimental video with performing objects
An ancient human sacrifice, long since preserved in the acid-peat bogs, has been exhumed by nature's goddess allowing him to give his final gift.'gave' is a short video experiment in abstract storytelling of a traditional narrative. The relationships are explored with performing objects made from natural and edible materials; poetic text; and an original soundtrack.
Text is from "The Tollund Man", a poem by Seamus Heaney.
Inspired by the poems Danish setting, I enlisted Danish artists Lise Marker and Maiken Bruun-Aarmodt to recite the text. The title is also from the Danish word for gift.
Film, music, puppet, and edit by Matt Jackson.
Performance by Dominique Baron-Bonarjee.