The film Raven is based on my artist’s book of the same name which was inspired by the poem Raven in the Palm Tree by Robert Gore. I wanted to explore how ideas, concepts and ultimately outcomes change from one media to the next: from Gore’s original poem to the fabric accordion book and then to this film.
In the film, a dancer represents the raven who emerges from the book and “flies” down the west coast of North America, following the book’s painted map. She finishes her journey and returns to the book.
Candida Goza danced the part of the raven and did the choreography in response to the original music composed by Willow Scrivner.