This video is a social experiment that explores the depths of human connection.
We paired 22 strangers with only one instruction: they had to maintain eye contact (soul gazing) for the duration of a song.
Watching it makes you want to get lost and found in your lover’s eyes and blossom from an unconscious vulnerability. Like being hugged without being touched.
The range of reactions was so wide and so powerful, it literally made the participants and crew come to tears.
The track by Henry Pope itself was conceptualized after the elections. Instead of protesting with his peers in downtown Los Angeles, he decided to sit down and write a piece that would bring a sense of peace, love, and connection. As the composition took form, he dropped an Alan Watts sample into it and immediately knew that he was really onto something special.
The goal with the video, directed by Chance Foreman, was to create a powerful, moving piece that showcases the beauty and strength of the human connection. Deep down inside, we all seek love, connection, and acceptance.
In the world we live in today, connection is our most valuable commodity.
We hope this video will bring people together and create connection and love beyond any wall, boundary, ethnicity, or nationality.