Inhabit the Dream (2022)

Directed by Heidi Duckler
Editing and Cinematography by Nicolas Savignano
Music Composed and Performed by Tom Grant

Inhabit the Dream was commissioned by the Halprin Landscape Conservancy and was performed in the Keller Fountain, designed by architect Lawrence Halprin, in Portland, Oregon. The film explores the ephemeral nature of dance and memory through light and time to cinematically construct afterimages–an image that continues to appear in the eyes after a period of exposure to the original image.   These afterimages trace the dancer’s movement as they are marked in space. The dancers, like the water in the fountain, eventually evaporate.

Hanging by a Hair (2021)

Directed by Heidi Duckler
Editing and Cinematography by Nicolas Savignano
Music Composed by Sarah Belle Reid

The art installation, Remembrance by PLACE, landscape design studio, created in February 2021 of white flags, commemorates a harrowing milestone of 400,000 lives in America lost to COVID-19.

Perennial (2021)

Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Directed by Heidi Duckler
Filmed and edited by 2SidesFilm

Perennial is a multifaceted work exploring our shared experience over time through different media. The film brings us outdoors for a re-entry after a period of hibernation.

Body is Home (2020)

Keller Forecourt Fountain, Portland, OR
Directed by Heidi Duckler
Filmed and edited by 2SidesFilm

As part of Lawrence Halprin’s Portland Open Space Sequence, this performance celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Keller Forecourt Fountain and honors the 100th birthday of the living choreographer Anna Halprin.

For the Time Being (2019)

Portland Rose Test Garden
Directed by Heidi Duckler
Cinematography by Zsuzsanna Mangu
Editing by Conrad Kaczor
Music and sound by Davy Sumner

For The Time Being is a film about memory. Shot in the Portland Rose Test Garden over the course of a year, the film explores three individuals as they inhabit the garden and become a part of its life cycle.

Alice in the Nite Hawk (2019)

Nite Hawk Diner, Portland, OR
Directed by Devin Tau
Choreography by Heidi Duckler

Friends are forced to navigate a new world when their tradition is disrupted. However, the transformative change leaves them questioning their own existence.