Porous (2019)

 “…a deeply immersive, multi-disciplinary feast for the senses.” – Dominionated

WINNER – The Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Award for Performing Arts & Entertainment 2021

2020 Saskatchewan Music Award nominee – Best Saskatchewan Album, Best Electronic Artist of the Year, Best Alternative Artist of the Year

Porous (movie) is an episodic, experimental, feminist, sci-fi musical created by seven director teams, one for each song on the album of the same name: Adrienne Adams, Ian Campbell, Eric Hill, Elian Mikkola, Mike Rollo, Evie Ruddy + Kyath Battie and Ania Ślusarczyk. Funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the seven videos watched in sequence build a narrative about an extraterrestrial named Natural Sympathies whose space ship crashes on Earth and her ensuing journey to fix and fuel her ship, leading her to unexpected discoveries about her new surroundings. The project includes contributions and performances from several artists including Johanna Bundon, Matthew Donnelly, Avianna Hudym, Jenelle Jakobsen, Kendra Kembel, Caitlin Mullan, Risa Payant, Zoë Schneider, Shayna Stock, Jaye Shamel, Meghan Trenholm and many others.

Porous (album) was released on independent Saskatoon record label Grey Records on Friday, November 15, 2019. Exploring themes of anger and isolation, love and community, the seven songs on Porous feature drones by Ernie Dulanowsky (Pulsewidth), viola by Amber Phelps Bondaroff, percussion by Justin Hauck (Andino Suns), and a field recording by Andrea Jane Cornell (Le Fruit Vert). The album was mixed and mastered by Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studios in Regina. In addition to being released on Bandcamp and streaming sites on-line, the album can be purchased by way of download code a-fixed to limited edition rock flags, designed and screen printed by artist Caitlin Mullan. Rock flags are available for purchase on-line via BandCamp and at live shows.

Made *an album* called Porous and *a film* and *an art party* with a bunch of friends!! Get your mitts on a limited edition rock flag (pictured above), designed and printed by Caitlin Mullan over here on BandCamp.

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October 2021: Splice Magazine, a journal dedicated to filmmaking and film culture in Saskatchewan, has published an article called ‘Porous: Amber Goodwyn’s (aka Natural Sympathies) marriage of music and film reflects on life passages, creating a space for oneself, and the collaborative process‘ by Charity Marsh. Thanks to Charity for her sensitive and detailed perspectives on the album and film. xo

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