Drift Lines

Film by Manus Sweeney & Rachel Sweeney
Choreography & Dance by Rachel Sweeney
Editing by Manus Sweeney & Melanja Palitta
Original Score Composed by Andrew Prior

This short dance film explores sense and synapses within a delicate ecology of rock, water, salt and skin. Driftlines follows a series of shifting perspectives held by both camera and dancer, captured along the Copper Coast shingle stretches of south east Ireland. Here, the camera follows a dancer’s physical immersion and tactile exploration of those arterial spaces that are left in the wake of coastal erosion. The movement and environmental sounds fuse with internalized sensations to create a kinesthetic experience moving from water to land.
hands weave memories of salt veins
saline thoughts suspended in air