Audiovisual live performance together with Hendrik Kaljujärv, commissioned by Pixelache Helsinki for their festival #BURN___. Funded by Finnish-Estonian cultural foundation.
Hendrik Kaljujärv and Merle Karp performing Nature as Magic at Pixelache Festival in Oodi Central library

Roxana Sadvo

Concept
The project explores the spirituality of nature experiences. Forest scenes are portrayed in a way that invites the viewer to imagine the presence of fairies, gnomes, forest gods and other mythological creatures and spirits.
Merle Karp's Nature as Magic
Process
I spent the spring of 2021 getting to know the forests of my new neighbourhood Roihuvuori. I would admire the life that was revealed from under the snow and how different plants would take over at different stages of spring’s progression.

I waited until sunset to go out and film my findings with a DSLR and a self-made soft-box, learning a lot about videography, lighting, post production and, above all, understanding how much effort goes into it all. 
The collaboration with Hendrik Kaljujärv of eˉlektron began with us sharing our previous works and talking about what kind of moods we aimed to achieve in the performance. The show was improvised by both of us based on a rough narrative. 
Merle Karp Nature as Magic
Performance
The performance was held in Oodi central library during Pixelache Festival 2021 as a hybrid event with a stream and on-site audience on 10.6.2021.
Hendrik Kaljujärv and Merle Karp performing Nature as Magic at Pixelache Festival in Oodi Central library

Roxana Sadvo

Hendrik Kaljujärv and Merle Karp performing Nature as Magic at Pixelache Festival in Oodi Central library

Roxana Sadvo

Hendrik Kaljujärv and Merle Karp performing Nature as Magic at Pixelache Festival in Oodi Central library

Roxana Sadvo

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