Dead water occurs when a layer of fresh water rests on top of the denser salt water. Ships traveling through dead water conditions are slowed down almost to a standstill, no matter how fast they try to move. As humans, when we are in a state of consciousness where being alive feels quite the opposite, our body is alive like the ship, yet our minds have come to a stall, almost numb, like dead water. When this happens, we ask the questions, how do we carry on? Does it get better? How does it get better?
This theatre film explores the sense of disconnect between the mind, body, and the external world - almost like having a sense of being elsewhere. Elsewhere in a place where reality is not grounded and time isn’t a straight, predictable line, but is more like a knotted ribbon.