Delfina Mayer, independent filmmaker from Buenos Aires, based in Berlin, created a beautiful visual project about the unseen and unfamiliar world of Bondage, an attractive source of our desires.
Video Director - Delfina Mayer
"I met Alfil and Elora in Barcelona, a Shibari couple who introduced me into the world of Kinbaku and BDSM. We started working together in photography first and later videos.
I always found something beautiful, shocking and powerful in the way people look when they are tied up in different ways and positions. It makes me think of the architecture of the body and in how many ways it can be manipulated, so the final positions looked like sculptures to me.
While getting to know Shibari deeper and closer I understood that another very significant part of it is the process that leads to that result: the personal experience.
I wanted to reflect this in Nulla, the very deep and intimate moments that progressively change into different states.
Together with the visual artist Emmanuel Pidre we created projections on her body to embrace this feeling in which the body is being intervened. Later, with the sound designed by Arielle Esther, I finished defining the order and time in which these different states would appear."
Sound Designer - Arielle Esther
" As I started working on the sound, my intention was to create through cinematic tension, a dense and powerful atmosphere surrounding the body which is seen here as an abstract sculpture entity. Illusion is very interesting to me in Sound design and in this case the thin line dividing reality and perception made me work within two different drone based spaces, creating an envelope in which the body is floating in a peaceful world and falling at some points into discord/confusion."
Direction: Delfina Mayer
Shibari/Kinbaku artist: Alfil Barcelona
Shibari model: Elora
Sound design: Arielle Esther
Visuals: Emmanuel Pidre
Titles: Diana Yam Yam
Color correction: Tobias Wiedmer for Cine Chromatix Berlin