A Funereal Rite
A short film by experimental multimedia artist Ambrosia Bardos (Morher), featuring track jadosymptoms from album Rabbit Holes [andotherexits]
MARIME is a word that describes impurity, or uncleanliness. In some Rroma traditions, a person's body is declared "marime" and untouchable by tribe members after transitional happenings - like pregnancy, birth, death, the loss of virginity.
Ambrosia Bardos's matrilineal great grandmother appeared in a dream while Bardos was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. In the dream, their grandmother described to them a funereal rite in great detail, during a surreal post-apocalyptic scene over Seattle. Shortly after receiving this message, Bardos also discovered that their great grandmother took her own life. This film is an attempt to recreate the dream for her great grandmother and perhaps lay her soul to rest.
Special thanks to:
Laura Prieto-Velasco (HVNTER GVTHERER) who's pieces are featured throughout the film
Rachel LeBlanc, performer and videography help in Seattle
Deva Skye Smith, videography help in Seattle
Sasha Chapman Webster, videography help and co-direction in Chicago