Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem: The Sun of the Natural World Is Pure Fire (2012)
- Short | Music
"I've written the story in a way that its development would be fluid, a structure that would relate with the basic concept of the videoclip, the movement of water and the union of the elements, fire's radiance in water when the soul heals. A relationship after death, where the dimension or posthumous world is represented by water, searching for a link between this element and the collective unconscious. I connect the relationship between these two characters with Hermaphroditus in Greek mythology, Ovid tells in his "Metamorphoses" that Aphrodite's and Hermes's son from great beauty attracted a water nymph's attention, she was called Salmacis. So great was her obsession for the beautiful lad that once she had him in her arms (all her body was liquid) she pleaded to the Gods to never separate them, and her wish was granted, Rebis, the equilibrium, the original complete being. The Alchemical Androgyne represents the search towards the unity of the forces, of the principles that entered in conflict in the origin, after the division. The "masculine" and the "feminine", death and life, embrace and devour themselves infinitely in the unity where also the fire burns in the water."