HD Video 20 min
The whole film is available to download from evabakkeslett.com
Breath is a film about the poetic journey of the air that surrounds us and flows through us constantly. We breathe the force of life through our bodies. Air that has touched other creatures, traveled over continents, imbibed birds and animals, leaves and bark, earth and ocean. Every creature transforms the air and adds some of its own entity in the mixture before it goes on. Inhalation and exhalation is thus the essence of life.
Breath reveals the invisible mystery that forms the essence of life - that which binds people, animals, plants, soil and air into an inseparable network. The film is a form of travelogue that materialises the unseen through visual and sensual connections. The breath itself is the tour guide leading the way - invisible but present, moving and reshaping, rhythmic and regular, a part of you but only for a fleeting moment before it enters another human, an animal, a plant or transforms itself into a cloud.