Tag: telefante

ocultar – disfrazar – disimular

Video – Performance

2012

“One hides what you do not want it to be seen, one conceals the obvious, one disguises himself what he wants to be perceived as something other that what it is. To hide by silence, conceals actions, disguised by words. It is revealed by behaviour, or in the speech. Arguably dissimulation is a lie in action…”

In a 45 minute performance the whole space of mapa teatro is converted into a encyclopedical flow of references without any logic of order and accumulation and interference becomes the protagonist of a journey through TELEFANTE’s archive from the last years.
October the 4th, 2012, Mapa Teatro, Bogotá Colombia.
Sound: Andres Jurado

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Video

VIDEO PERFORMANCE/ TELEFANTE

2009

{ñ} is a video concert divided in three parts each one subdivided in different sections which propose to rewrite (in a poetic and metaphorical way) „Diderot & D‘Alambert‘s Encyclopedia“ written in the XVII century and which is one of the most important works of French enlightenment.
{ñ} is located at the intersection of two couples of concepts. The first one related to an intimate approach: photography as selection and also as experimental activity (the laboratory). The second more public related to theater and phantasmagoria.
{ñ} wants to works mainly with the more than 2000 plates that accompany the Encyclopedia. We believe that the plates/illustrations are not mere supplement to the written explanations, but an important and outstanding part of the whole project of the Encyclopedia.

heines sklavenschiff

„Das Sklavenschiff“ by Heinrich Heine is a text that undulates magnificently between grim humor, satire and a merciless social critique and criticism of capitalism. It nevertheless contains extremely soft, lyrical imagery and numerous burlesque scenes. The epic poem form provides a structure of its own, which is interwoven and held in check by the “mollsche” music.
Parts of the music are composed (by Moll, Schubert, Schumann, Skempton, but improvisation repeatedly opens windows into the unforeseeable. The structure provided by das mollsche gesetz serves to keep the overarching dramaturgy intact.

The video artist’s work can be witnessed in its development live on stage and occupies itself with rediscovering myth and aspects of magic in creating images from light and shadow. The technology used for this is a prototype of a Laterna Magica, which not only incorporates analog (foils, drawings…), but also digital imagery. This method gives the video work a handmade touch and an aura-like effect often missing in modern digital productions.

[DEUTSCH]

Heines Sklavenschiff pendelt zwischen bitterboesem Humor, Satire und gnadenloser Sozialkritik und ist doch mitunter von lyrischer Zartheit. Rezitiert von Matthias Scheuring, wird das epische Gedicht verzahnt mit der Musik des Trios das mollsche gesetz, 2004 von Udo Moll als improvisatorisches Forschungsprojekt gegruendet, hat sich zur Regel gemacht, dass kein Stueck laenger dauert als 60 Sekunden / und dass jeweils eine Pause in gleicher Laenge folgt. [—] Parallel dazu schaffen Videokünstler Bildnisse aus Licht und Schatten. So entstehen drei Ausdrucksebenen aus Sprache, Ton und Bild / jede fuer sich autonom, aber gemeinsam sinnfaellig.