Art film installation by Emma Ribbing and Heather Barnett

Creative Work / Audio / Visual

Spatial Negotiations is a looped film installation. It is the result of a collaboration between choreographer Emma Ribbing and British artist Heather Barnett
The film opened BIOTallinn, Arcitectual Biennal Sept 2017 and was presented at Malmö Moderna Museum.
The film is a sensory exploration of urban space inspired by a single-celled organism. Using as a starting point, the collective behaviour of the Slime mould, Physarum polycephalum, a group of dancers were invited to explore an historic architectural site. The resulting film derives from this piece of movement research, experiencing the materiality and atmosphere of space whilst operating as a nonhuman collective body.

  • Concept and choreography, Emma Ribbing
  • Concept and editing, Heather Barnett
  • Sounddesign, Silas Bieri
  • Camera and color correction, Alexis R Cancino