Ehua channels the motion of water in ‘Aquamarine’

Ehua and Matteo Zamagni explore the paradoxical nature of a liminal shade through intricate costume design and improvised choreography. Earlier this year London-based, Italian-Ivorian producer Ehua released Aquamarine on Nervous Horizon, an EP inspired by the colours and movements of water. Corralling homemade percussive samples, original vocals and a broad variety of tempos and moods,…
Ehua channels the motion of water in ‘Aquamarine’

Ehua and Matteo Zamagni explore the paradoxical nature of a liminal shade through intricate costume design and improvised choreography.

Earlier this year London-based, Italian-Ivorian producer Ehua released Aquamarine on Nervous Horizon, an EP inspired by the colours and movements of water. Corralling homemade percussive samples, original vocals and a broad variety of tempos and moods, Ehua explores the depths of her subject matter with a dark and enveloping sound. It makes sense, then, that for the visual for the project’s title track the artist’s sights are set squarely on the bottom of the ocean. Collaborating with director and musician Matteo Zamagni, also known as Seven Orbits, Ehua embarks on an exploration of “the paradoxical nature of the aquamarine colour, it’s presence and invisibility.” Abstract, gauzy close-ups of fabric, skin and pearls give the impression of organic life forms, Ehua’s own movements approximating the ebb and flow of marine life.

Ehua

“Preparing to shoot this video was a unique experience,” she says. “We turned Matteo Zamagni’s place into a workshop and spent over a month brainstorming, designing and looking up materials to create the outfit and all its imaginary creatures and natural formations. I want to incorporate all my skills in my artistic practice. Dancing is my compass, they way my body reads sound and lets me know I’m onto something good when I’m working on new music.” Drawing inspiration from aquatic lifeforms, Ehua looked to channel the motion of deep sea creatures in her choreography. “To build the vocabulary for the dance improvisation I observed the contrasts between the subtle and almost undetectable movements of corals and the virtual freedom of the jellyfish.”

The result is a hypnotic marriage of instinctual movement, carefully crafted costume and evocative set design, with Ehua and Matteo Zamagni bearing out the cavernous pressure and shadowy sensuality of the track in the most minute detail.

‘Aquamarine’ is out now, on Nervous Horizon. You can find Ehua on Instagram. For more information about Matteo Zamagni and his work you can visit his website and follow Seven Orbits on Instagram.

Watch next: Entangled Others Studio visualise harmony between natural and artificial life in Hybrid Ecosystems

Read More

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts
China Extreme  Economic Stimulation of Manufacturing Including the Electric Car Industry Starting 2H2022 $TSLA $CATL $NIO
Read More

China Extreme Economic Stimulation of Manufacturing Including the Electric Car Industry Starting 2H2022 $TSLA $CATL $NIO

China’s battery maker and electric car companies were up from 1.5%-11% on hopes of “extraordinary policies to address the lack in downstream manufacturing companies”. CATL largest battery supplier in the world and major Tesla supplier is up about 2% on China’s stock exchange. NIO and Xpeng are high-end electric car makers and are up about…
Lyra Pramuk soundtracks a psychedelic healing ritual with Delta
Read More

Lyra Pramuk soundtracks a psychedelic healing ritual with Delta

A collaboration with video artist Diego Barrera, featuring reworked versions of Lyra Pramuk’s music from Caterina Barbieri, Colin Self and Eris Drew and dedicated to the memory of Michel Beauvais (1982 – 2020). Last year Lyra Pramuk revisited her essential debut album Fountain, a beguiling work of “futurist folk music” exploring themes of post-humanism and…
Follow Nextbigfuture as a News Source Via Google News
Read More

Follow Nextbigfuture as a News Source Via Google News

Customize what you find on Google News when you are signed into your Google Account. You can customize Google News to get more stories you want, like updates from Nextbigfuture for our analysis on aging reversal, quantum computers, energy, space and many other technologies. Follow or unfollow an interest like a topic, place, or publication.…
Tesla Autopilot Prevents 40 Accelerator Accidents Per Day
Read More

Tesla Autopilot Prevents 40 Accelerator Accidents Per Day

Talk given at the Workshop on Autonomous Driving at CVPR 2022. It discussed Occupancy Networks and other technical aspects of Tesla Autopilot and Full Self Driving. Eshok provided info of accidents prevented and lives saved by Autopilot. I had a video that covers Tesla leading in safety based upon third party and regulator statistics. Brian…