This short film explores the disappearing traditions and mythologies connected to the Everglades (Florida), changes happening to the land throughout history as well as today. By creating a new mythological creature called The Golden One, this creature functions as a symbol for the problematics the land/the people is/are facing today.
Director and Dancer: Jenny Larsson
Executive Producer: Wild Beast Collective
Co-Producer: Voltagge Factory
Director of Photographer and Edits: Voltagge
Composer: Dag Rosenqvist
Text and voice: Jenny Larsson
Jenny Larsson is the Artistic Director of Wild Beast Collective. She holds an MFA in Performance Art- Dance, from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently on the faculty of Broward College and Miami Dade College. Jenny has received multiple grants and stipends throughout the years for her work as a choreographer, film maker and multi-media artist. She has been commissioned to create new works for Miami Light Project, Girls’ Club, The Frank Gallery and Grass Stains among many other organizations, private artists and art galleries. In 2017 she was selected for the AIRIE Residency in the Everglades National Park, along with being awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.
Director of Photography and Editing: Edison Peñafiel. Edison is an Ecuadorian visual artist living in South Florida. He studied Fine Arts and Art History at the Florida International University, Miami (2016). Having experienced and witnessed first-hand one of the turn of century’s everlasting dilemma: immigration and the economic/political instability in Ecuador/South America. Peñafiel brings the ambiguity of personal experience to global contexts. His installations are most often framed in paradoxical and absurd representations of specific events. Composing with video, drawing, sculpture, and animation, he transforms serious social incidents into potent poetic allegories.
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Interview to Jenny Larsson, talking about her creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.