2020 Hyphae

During the Covid19 global pandemic, Bev Hayes and Cárdenas produced an on-site installation in a woodland in Sweden. Cárdenas, who has been practicing tai chi and meditation for several years, directed and performed a sequence of movements amongst a gathering of trees.

Hyphae,  is about the elemental uncertainty of time, space and being. With this piece the artists imagine a world where all types of humans and nature forge their duality into a oneness, thereby living in harmony or mutualism. The transformation that happens to the space in the forest during the performance and experience of flow is a metaphor for transmutation and purification.  

They went on to edit to a short video (click for video clip) and stills photography during this two day shoot. A short scene of the video is included in the collective film Choreography In Time And Space, curated by Isolde Kille.

Director/performer: Gaby Berglund Cárdenas (See her creative process on Instagram)

Co-director/cinematographer: Bev Hayes

Location/date: Sweden, July 2020