The spectral qualities of Linnéa Talp’s “Going Nowhere” are heightened in Jordana Loeb’s hypnotic video with fantastic dance and choreography by Lisen Ellard. Bodies move in silhouette, shrouded by abstracted lightforms that bring buried, ghostly harmonies to the fore. Talp’s music exists in the liminal stretches between worlds, moving through the sonic morass with purpose and inquisition. “Going Nowhere” hovers in low-frequency suspended animation drones. Glassy figures sharpen edges with high-pitched etchings and subtle tonal shifts, but the gravity is so heavy that everything slowly sinks into the growing abyss below. Loeb’s visuals mimic this feeling with red-hued movements and sharp points of light, obscuring the fading view until we’ve sunken completely below the surface.
“Going Nowhere” appears on Linnéa Talp’s exquisite Arch of Motion, out now on Thanatosis.