"The darkness has its own kind of light."
‘Clearing Spaces V’ is a reinterpretation of an ancient myth that follows a goddess and her mysterious descent into the Underworld. As the fifth instalment of the The Broadbent Sisters’ ‘Clearing Spaces’ series, this film features their performance and sculptural work. This ritualistic, non-narrative piece, allows the audience a contemplative and immersive experience.
In the vastness of the desert, the goddess Anna finds solace in an mystical underground spa; a place of ritual with a list of unusual treatments. Through the treatments, dark hidden things come to the surface, and she endures a shedding of illusions that lead to a surprising transformation.