My Bachelor Project developed on the same theme of my thesis: water, sound and movement. These three elements are connected one to the other. I made a video that is trying to express how the body is affected by water, how water is producing mystical natural sounds and how movement is creating a sound itself through breathing. Water moving is like a dancing body: the beginning of my video shows how the water vibrations are similar to the muscles waves. As sound track I decided to put the orginal recording of water falls, lake and river, my breathing and a piece from the duo “Hang Massive". These lasts are playing hang drum which is reminding me a lot the sound of water drops falling into a endless universe. The aim of my video was to put in practise what I discovered with my researches for the BA thesis. With a deeper knowledge of the subject I was able to have more possibilities in the body and imagination. Water has memory and is able to record the vibrations of the surroundings. With my dance I tried to radiate positive feelings to the water and all the landscape, so that my dance could treat them. The video is filmed in Rivaz on the Leman Lake. The courtmetrage is developed aside of river, waterfall and lake. Three different ways of water express itself. My movement research started diving my body in water, understanding which kind of resistence water was giving to the muscles. Further on I reproduced it outside of water, swimming and floating in the air. In the video I also decided to Play with the different energies: the river with its currents is a metaphor for life evolving, never being the same (river water is never exactly the same ); the lake folds are representing the smooth movement of life; the water fall is the practical explanation for the following quotation “Ce qui conte c’est pas la chute c’est l’atterrissage” (what matters is the landing not the falling). Being water, being energy, becoming just a vibrating body in the middle of the universe, this is the main idea behind my research.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” by Bruce Lee