TO HEAL, 2016
Farah Salem in collaboration with Lukas Kyp-Johnson
This project is both a personal and universal experience. It is a call out to bring our awareness to the one thing that keeps us alive and present: the breath. The visuals in the video represent those little details that make a present moment its unique self. These moments are often overlooked like our breath. The soundtrack created in collaboration with a musical artist combines layers of different breathing patterns, from yoga breath work, transformational, to cleansing breathing patterns. These different patterns offer the viewer a meditative relaxing experience by selecting a breath pattern that resonates with them, they can then begin syncing their own breathing with this selected pattern. Being aware of the breath is coming back to our roots, the reason we are alive, the thing that brings us to the present moment and unifies all beings. This defies any labels, it goes beyond race, gender, sexuality, abolish, or class. This is the one thing we share in common as living beings, weather its with other humans, nature, or other living beings.