Thule-Beyond the borders of the known world

Heike Salzer, Ana Baer, Ingi Jensson (Other)

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Captured during an excursion through one of the last untouched nature environments of Europe, Thule- Beyond the border of the known world presents mystery and precariousness as well as the reminiscence of past generations. This multisensory journey explores the embodied accounts of a Nordic environment by a dancer and camera in movement. The triadic relationship between dance, camera and landscapes are shared with the audience in the form of kinesthetic poetry and visual/aural metaphors of lived experiences.THULE is guided by Salzer’s themes of Romanticism and Wanderlust and Baer’s notion of liminal spaces. The work sheds light to current environmental concerns by confronting the female body with the expansive environment, using scale and proportion as metaphors of harmony and domination.Filmed on several locations in Iceland, 2015.Direction: Ana Baer & Heike SalzerDance: Heike SalzerCamera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike SalzerMusic: Richard D. Hall​, Luke Bramford & James Ryan, Brendan Pillay Environmental Sounds: Fieldrecording.netCostume Design: Ana Baer & Heike SalzerLocations and Logistics: Ingi JenssonProduction: WECreate ProductionsLength: 10.11 minutesDimensions 1920 × 1080i

July 2020 

Screening invited as part of the official selection at the video dance section, Dance Days Chania 10, Chania (Crete)

June-July 2020

Official selection American Dance Festival's Movies by Movers (United States)

February 2020

Official selection Frostbite International Online Film Festival, Colorado Springs, CO (United States), Winner of Best Original Score

12 - 27 October 2019

Invited for screening as part of Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas (Brazil)

September 2019

Screened at the Official selection of the Geofilm Festival 3rd Edition, Cittadella (Italy)

8 May, 2019

Invited for screening during Artist Presentation at Screen.Dance, Scotland's festival forDance on Screen 2019, Perth (United Kingdom)

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019
Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen 2019: Artist presentation - Film screenings and presentations by significant international and UK screendance artists followed by a panel discussion
- Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross, Perth, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 May 20198 May 2019


  • Thule, Screendance, Nordic, landscape, emotions geography, festival

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Salzer, H. (Author), Baer, A. (Author), & Jensson, I. (Other). (2019). Thule-Beyond the borders of the known world. Digital or Visual Products