Directed and Produced by James Fisher
Music and Performance by Maya Petrovna
Chromophobia is a musical and visual journey through the imagination of composer and performer Maya Petrovna as she explores the emotional geography of one of the mythical characters from her stage performances. The project is a collaboration between Maya and filmmaker James Fisher, the full video due to be released alongside Maya’s solo album.
Maya’s gift is to personify experiences in the form of surreal creatures. This tradition of creating mythical characters to explain phenomenon or tell a story is very much a part of the East European folklore from which Maya draws her influence.
Chromophobia is a visualisation of human nature and its inherent tendency to fear the unfamiliar in all shapes and forms. The idea of a human phobia of different colours is a phobia of both contrasting and complimentary energy. This most fragile and mysterious of characters embodies the vulnerability of each of us. She is at the same time familiar to us and yet totally strange and unique. Maya lends her creations a chorus of voices as grand as the Italian Operas of the 19th century- and from that great stage her creatures sing to us and tell us stories in a language so open to interpretation that no translation is needed, they speak directly to the heart.