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Fashion Film: TORUS

by Nick Knight, Britt Lloyd, Raquel Couceiro on 15 May 2020

‘A torus is an infinite shape in which all parts are connected…If we can see and imagine ourselves in this universal entity, we can be both separate and connected with everything else.’ Fredrik Tjærandsen

Fredrik Tjærandsen's wearable bubbles offer up meditations on human connection and loneliness in this love story of sorts, directed by Nick Knight and filmed by Knight, Britt Lloyd and Raquel Couceiro with choreography by Wayne McGregor. Dancers orbit in darkness as isolated entities, occasionally lit as they transition through a temporal universe, a mirror to the life that many are only passing through, barely connecting.

Drawing on the formation of identity via childhood memories in his designs, Tjærandsen encourages both viewer and wearer to understand the world through alternate perspectives, whilst offering a metaphor for how we might find alternate ways to connect with one another even in the most isolated of times.

Physical connection is impossible, yet craved nevertheless. What does emotional closeness look like, in a world without touch?     

‘A torus is an infinite shape in which all parts are connected…If we can see and imagine ourselves in this universal entity, we can be both separate and connected with everything else.’ Fredrik Tjærandsen

Direction:
Choreography:
Performance:
Joshua Barwick, Izzac Carroll, Jordan Bridge, Jacob O'Connell, Kyle White, Chien-Shun Liao, Sharia Johnson, Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Eileih Muir, Camille Bracher of Studio Wayne McGregor and Ethan Jacobs
Hair:
Alfie Sackett
Nails:
Adam Slee
Film Edit:
Title Design:
DIT:
David Palmer
First Camera Assistant:
Phil Martin
Photographic Assistance:
Thomas Alexander, Megan Jordan, Gabor Herczegfalvi, Josh Tarn
Hair Assistance:
Rebecca O'Neill, Carlyn Griscti, Natalia Alves
Make-up Assistance:
Nohelia Reyea, Lyn Weiscz, Melanie Christou, Manabu Nobuoka
Nail Assistance:
Keziah Waudby, Veronica Butenk, Jasmin Samavati, Amy Atkins
Production Assistance:
BTS Loader:
Kit Whalley-Payne

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