FHK Productions : Like an octopus by its own ink erased a hybrid performative work Composed of a corpus of choreographic, CINEMATIC, musical, plastic and virtual events
/INTER-ARTS /trompe-l'oeil /metamorphosis
Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased is a TRIPTYCH. Three independent and interdependent forms They can be seen individually as: Form 1- Choreographic performance piece Form 2- Cinematic work Form 3- Inter-arts deployment When viewed together they comprise one creation, multi- layered and intertwined.
SYNOPSIS An old mother losing her memory gets her back tattooed with a Māori motif. What seemed to have no meaning for her divided sons will reveal after her death a deeper quest for unity. After scattering her ashes into the sea, in exchange, the brothers will catch a vulnerable creature - once mythical, tangled up in plastic: an Octopus.
As a coming-of-age odyssey, the tale embraces Māori and Celtic references enriching the journey with different layers of symbolism and perceptions.The story deals with a topic that is close to people’s heart and concerns - namely memory loss and the impact on the families involved. Elements of suspended time and abstraction introduce a raw visual poetry to the parallel realities of the drama: the loss of our World Ocean.
The Octopus shape-shifting faculty and confusing metamorphoses are inherent in the spirit of our research and creation. « Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased » exists in the universe of dreams. Its Odyssey is told without and outside the bounds of the same space-time reality.