Preservation is presented in four forms: an audiovisual live performance, a short film, a record, and an artists’ book. The audiovisual live performance first premiered at Lincoln Center Atrium in NY in 2017. 

Preservation is a collaboration with drummer/composer Tommy Crane that immerses the viewer in the mysteries of the natural world. In her experimental film and photography, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and microscopy to investigate themes of connection, transformation, and reoccurring patterns found in nature. Drawing from Crane's background in jazz and improvisational music,the original score mirrors the film, using analog synthesizers and sampling to create dynamic, ambient soundscapes that center around live drumming. 

A special sneak peek of the artists’ book and music will be installed as part of the Bio.Chrome Collective Exhibition, CHAOS FUNGORUM : drawing connections • 10% Human & the Terrestrial Mycobiota at Nuit Blanche, Toronto September 26 - October 7, 2018.

The project will be released in it's entirety in 2019.

Watch the trailer here.

Directed by Tracy Maurice

Music Written and Produced by Tommy Crane

Produced by Sach Baylin-Stern

Production Company: Antler Films

Director of Photography (microscopy): Tracy Maurice

Director of Photography (dance): Raphaël Ouellet 

Choreographed by Amy Gardner

Featuring Alexander Hille & Saskya Pauzé-Bégin 

Production Manager: Shahrzad Ezz

Focus Puller: Karine Simard

Lighting Technician: Ménad Kesraoui

Special Thanks to Meera Dugal at Lincoln Center, Cineground, Cinepool, Raphael Simard and Eric Belanger



Formations is a short experimental film and photo series that is a meditation on the movement and growth of sodium acetate crystals in water. Set to an instrumental score composed by Tommy Crane. Created at Residency Unlimited as part of Special Features 2015. The program is supported by public funds from New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Directed by Tracy Maurice

Composed by Tommy Crane

Acoustic Bass: Greg Chudzik

Space Guitar Simon Jermyn

Piano, Farfisa David Moore

Drums & Cymbals Tommy Crane

Recorded by Colin Killalea

Mixed & Mastered by Andrew Dunn