“The video was inspired by alchemy. The joining of the sun and the moon, fire and water – the attraction of opposites. All creative acts come out of the union and fusion of these memories. Different characters appear inside a subconscious mind – a half awake half asleep in-between place of surrealism that we all experience when we dream.
As an homage to Ellen Allien’s long history as a strong energy in electronic music, I wanted to see what it felt like to have an all female cast and crew for Mind Journey. We shot during the night of a full moon with a house full of inspiring woman. Fahrani Pawaka Empel is a designer, muse, and activist, Jessica Comis is a talented installation artist and Charlotte Carter-Allen is a model/musican/actress. Together they became the apparitions that Ellen encountered in her sleep to dream journey.”
Halla Farhat did the styling incorporating a lot of her own personal design work and Siobhan Prior and Shira Kela worked with me with my last vhs video so it felt only natural to involve them as camera girls with Robin Thompson again on the editing. Anne Timper did the hair and makeup working exclusively with all natural & sustainable products curated by our friends at Berlin-based Amazingy.“
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