The Basaloid is told through metaphor and symbolism, a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side. It imagines the Basaloid as the menace and parasite, the enemy territory, which must be blindly navigated while life slowly drains away. It’s a dark fairy tale about hope, resilience, vulnerability, fear, love, purpose, and renewal.
Sometimes you have to die to live.
"A mystical, poetic journey of self-reckoning. The Basaloid turns a confrontation with mortality into a creative manifesto."
Ross Murray, author of Rufus Marigold.
Kalou Koefoed was diagnosed with stage one anal cancer in early 2019. The treatment of a mix of radiation and chemotherapy offered an 85% cure rate, something Koefoed is incredibly grateful for, knowing that not everyone is handed those odds. A year since commencing treatment she is still currently in remission. Working on this project has been a way for Koefoed of making sense of her illness. “I wanted to create something meaningful and brave out of something hard and ugly.”
With the global pandemic reality everyone now find themselves affected by, her work couldn’t be more relevant.