8’46 – and you touch the world – video by Janica Draisma & Claron McFadden
DRAFT FOUNDATION – PRESS RELEASE – Amsterdam, May 2022
Draft Foundation is proud to announce the online world première of our new video, made together with the American soprano Claron McFadden and a creative team.
8 minutes and 46 seconds is a requiem to George Perry Floyd Jr., the African-American man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. This moment is cast in a new musical art-video work of 17’ min.
During Covid-19 the murder of George Floyd had an immense impact on the world. Janica Draisma asked soprano Claron McFadden to cooperate in an instant composition for her video work.
I WANT TO TOUCH THE WORLD, HE SAID
The music finds its strength in the repetition and free composition of the music in which the two voices complement each other in a duet. It is a strong visual and musical work about breath, loss of life, grief, race and colour of skin. And it embraces courage, non-violence, equality, harmony, hopes and dreams.
Produced by Stichting Draft Foundation (ANBI) draftfoundation.com together with the creative team, including Thomas Kist (camera), Paul Pouwer (soundmix) and Laurent Fluttert (color grading). This video was supported by Prince Bernhard Culture Fund (Cultuurmakers Fonds)
Film and multi-media foundation
Previous events: ‘THE SECRET ROOM’ Première took place at the 2019 Dutch Film Festival.
THE SECRET ROOM is a feature documentary by Janica Draisma, about Eugenio Barba and the famous, international theatre group Odin Teatret. And it is also a film about that sacred place we all carry within us, our secret room.
Herewith the sponsors of The Secret Room under the Cinecrowd campaign:
The Secret Room Cinecrowd sponsors 2019
Find more about the extensive work of Janica Draisma in her book ‘INTO THE LIGHT’