Newly commissioned artwork Magma is the first in a series of short films that embrace the wild landscape of a remote group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands. The minimalist choreographed dance movements are met with the extreme and uncontrollable weather conditions which play a forceful character in the film, fragmented stories unravel in the open and untouched landscape is dark and surreal yet visually breathtaking. Marianna and Rannvá’s experimental films create voiceless forms of communication and interaction through physical movement, the fairy-tale like scenes evoke a sense of the timeless and traditional notion of the Faroese culture.
Marianna Mørkøre began her filmmaking career during fashion studies at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London 2004. Her great interest in challenging the traditional perception of visual art and moving image, she has generated unique visual narratives that are marked by an experimental imagery. Since graduating from London Contemporary Dance School, Rannvá Káradóttir has emerged as one of the most prominent Faroese choreographers. . She soon started to use the film media for her practice and has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary on screen, exploring dance in various contexts and cross disciplinary works.