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Alma is listening to a barely audible recording of herself talking about her childhood home, which she has recently discovered is for sale in a real estate listing. The film quietly probes the capacity to feel translation –from oral to aural and past to present– as Alma follows the artist’s request to extract a melody out of what she hears. The result is an intimate portrait, and a song.
Alma’s Song bears witness to the beginnings of a close collaboration between choreographer Alma Söderberg and Alex Reynolds, who went on to work on other projects by the artist such as Esta puerta, esta ventana, and coauthored the film The Hand that Sings, which premiered at Guggenheim Bilbao this year as part of the exhibition There is a Law, There is a Hand, There is a Song.