Idea and research by Teresa Howard (UK, Librettist) and Sandra Møller Svendsen. A Cross-Arts film THE MERMAID OF DOKK1, an exploration of humans versus automation created and presented at TRAVERS II May 2019. It was created over a one week residency, culminating in a film sharing at DOKK1, Aarhus, Denmark. This was mentored by Sebastian Hanusa and Dorothea Hartmann, Deutsche Oper.
Teresa and Sandra collaborated as librettists and filmmakers, Teresa also wrote the lyrics to the Mermaid Song. They collaborated with: Jakob Thorkild Overgaard (composed music), Esben Sloth (cameraman), Jonas Søgaard (cameraman), Katariin Raska (Soprano Saxophone and actor), Sara Hjort Ditlevsen (actor and singer).
The project is being further developed under the working title AÉRIAL.