Bell 8’s project stems from a fascination with waves, sound, physical, emotional, sexual energy waves, all dances on a micro-macro level. Stephon Alexander, author of The Physics of Jazz, says, “If our cosmic origins are seated in sound patterns, is it too far-fetched to think that music viscerally enables us to tap into those origins?” Sound therapist Joanna McEwen includes in her Ted talk a fascinating sound file of 2 cells, one healthy, one stressed created by Dr. James Gimzewski – titled the “Song of a living cell.” She also alludes to how vibrations and different emotional intentions can affect water as seen in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Water Experiments.
Once a single man’s homage to the sea, Bell 8 has evolved from an installation film into an effort to galvanize the artistic and scientific community to create a healing wave. In these tragic, weird times, We bow to a dance pioneer who discovered ways to open hearts and minds, Anna Halprin, who said
“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature, we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves that have been long buried and forgotten.“
Anna Halprin, Breathe Made Visible