‘Forests’ is the fourth single leading up to MANOID’s debut album “Truth”.
The video for “Forests” was directed by MANOID himself and shot in an area of Poland’s big natural disaster that took place in summer 2017. A huge storm struck the Northern part of the country with winds that reached over 150 km/h and destroyed over 30 mln trees on 10 thousand hectares. The true tragedy, however, was the death of two scouts that were camping in the forest during the tempest. The video shows an enormous force of nature but also hints that nature will revive itself - just like we can recover from even the biggest downfalls.
The dancer in the video is Paulina Jaksim - graduate of the Roman Turczynowicz Ballet School in Warsaw and University of Arts in Rotterdam. She’s a member of the Polish Dance Theatre and used to be the artistic director of the Caro Dance Theatre in Siedle, Poland. She also takes part in the Hashimo-towiksa project which merges dance with electronic music. It recently performed at the renowned Tauron Festival Nowa Muzyka in Katowice.
Video written and directed by MANOID
Director of Photography: Robert Gajzler
Dancer: Paulina Jaksim
Drone Operator: Piotr Gochnio
Cast: Paulina Jaksim
Edit: Wioleta Wnorowska
Colour Correction: Wioleta Wnorowska
Special thanks to: Basia Murawska, Arek Powalka