Healing Grounds, 2013
Running time: 3:38
Kim Dotty Hachmann and Ginny Sykes perform as female super-heroes enacting a ritual to recover spiritual connectedness in an urban landscape that has been abandoned, scraped clean of life, and developed without regard for the history of the local site. Healing Grounds asserts that the earth needs healing, as do the women involved in performing the ritual. The discourse between the urban landscape and a feminist perspective acts as a metaphor for the disappearance of women’s voices throughout history.
Concept and Direction: Kim Dotty Hachmann and Ginny Sykes
Additional camera: Matthias Roth
Music: Victor Sanders, Michael Zarowny
Production assistant: Lyndsey Marko
Filmed in Berlin, Germany