Kalie Granier, Priority Habitat, film, 3 min, 2020
Developed in collaboration with Valencian scientists from IMEDMAR UCV in the framework of Maritima01 project PRIORITY HABITAT video project relates to Posidonia Oceanica, an herb endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.
Posidonia meadows are on the verge of extinction. As part of the residency Maritima 01, I worked in close dialogue with scientists from the Idemar institute in Valencia in Spain and in collaboration with a Mediterranean diver, a dancer, a 3D designer, and a musician.
This film is a shamanic dance that explores the underwater movement of the Marine Plant Posidonia
Oceanica as a quest for survival. The film depicts the spiritual journey of a hybrid being’s metamorphosis into a creature half-human half plant. At the border of two living species. This project sits at the intersection of art, performance, science, ecological commitment, and our actions in the face of global warming.