Archive for April, 2010

dance…..

poetry for the soul……

improvisation

in 2009, together with the artist Amelia Prazak, we’ve created a performance based on Keith Jarret’s improvisation piece “The Koln concert”, an incredible piano impro. It is worth to hear to it, leave it playing around your room and just feel the music. It is like a ‘life soundtrack’. During our research we looked for different kinds of improvisation, since builders on a city centre, a radio, masks as a way of hiding your own self, SHADOWS, and contact improvisation dance, a technique that allows the dancer to create based on each others movements.

Also We developed our own form of improvisation, guiding 2 dancers in a black space, and EXPLORING on different ways of improvisation, once we wanted to develop a dance performance.

we filmed the process of dance, and our research on that, and here is the video:

and some pictures of our experiments and of the model of the proposal:



textures

a video that brings a lot of inspiration. The singer is incredible sexy, the music is beautiful and the textures and compositions of the images are exactly what I like and love to do. It represents many sides of myself…. enjoy!

costume design

this is a work that I’ve done in 2006, was my first job as a Costume designer, I worked with Katia Costa during 4 moths creating, producing and actually making these costumes for a tap perfomance of 100 kids. The theme was an Alien world called planet “ALPHA” and each group of children would be a ‘being’ from this other planet.


fluidity

here it is the video we’ve doneĀ  last weekend once we had the macro lens….

beautiful shots and editing by Azul Serra – www.azulserra.com

performing

Last Friday I shot the third video for my video installation “SARAY”. The third and main video consists on a performance by me, sewing photographs of my grandmother and great grand-mother. The location is an empty huge factory, representing the big short-term memory space in our brains which can be filled with any new idea of memory or interpretation of what have happened and of our brain archives in our long-term memory.

I’ve rented a Macro lens and Azul Serra documented the performance using the Canon 5D, directed by me.

Was a very productive Friday, with great results and we were able to stay with the lens for the weekend (for free) experimenting and shooting anything basically. The result of this experiments became a short video called “Fluidity that I’ll post soon.


performance

“NONART ART, WHEN APPLIED TO PERFORMING, MEANS MAKING A PERFORMANCE THAT DOESN’T RESEMBLE WHAT’S BEEN CALLED ART PERFORMANCE.”

– Allan Kaprov “Essays on the blurring of art and life”

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