Embrace; A River Runs Through

Walter Bakowski performs a queering ceremony for the unseen and unheard: a healing act of letting go. In Embrace; A river runs through, the remedy of a river to washes over them, through them and with them, allowing for oneness and a cosmic communion. The river’s force nourishes a rite of passage, a queer baptism, a bath of transcendence and a pool of reflection, in order to let go of the confines of ones skin. In this video the gentle and rhythmic dance of the river is a meditation upon the esotericism of nature, in turn celebrating the fluidity of gender. Bakowski demonstrates that upon relinquishing the anchors of binary statuses, liberation of flesh and spirit may be achieved, allowing the currents to guide us into glistening states.

  • Walter Bakowski
  • Walter Bakowski
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Art, Performance
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 AUD
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  • Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
    May 17, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Blindside Satellite Program
    Country: Australia
Director Biography - Walter Bakowski

A graduate of the BA of photography at PSC, Walter Bakowski (born in Melbourne, Australia, 1996) is an artist practicing in performance, documented through the photographic and moving image, the written word and installation. To date, Walter's work explores dialogues between art and spirituality, the sacred and the unseen - discovering the nuances of queer self in practice.

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