Wed, Jun 4, 2014
Lecture Hall
7 pm
Free admission
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Su-Mei Tse: Vertigen de la Vida (Dizziness of Life), Video | HDV | Farbe | 00:09:21 | Luxemburg | 2011

Rob Todd: Free Forms
USA 2013, exp. Film, 16mm, black and white, 07:00 min

Su-Mei Tse: Vertigen de la Vida (Dizziness of Life)
Luxemburg 2011, Video, hdv, color, 09:21 min

Myriam Yates: Rehearsal
Canada 2013, Video, hdv, color, 10:00 min

Merce Cunningham, Charles Atlas: Coast Zone
USA 1983, exp. Film, 16mm, color, 27:07 min

Jean-François Neplaz: Si elle Tomber
France 2013, exp. Documentary, 16mm, color, 32:54 min

Su-Mei Tse is inspired by one of the first Dada films “The Return to Reason”, directed by Man Ray in 1923, and explores the nostalgia, the blurred memories. In a rehearsal studio for the Cirque du Soleil, Myriam Yates observes six gymnasts training for a trapeze performance, and directs a formal dialogue between training studio structures and bodies. The fruit of collaboration between Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas, “Coast Zone” was filmed in 1983 in a space that allowed depth of field and quite a mobile camera that can move with lightness and discretion between 13 dancers. Exemplifying the idea by Merce Cunningham, the dancers move in an autonomous fashion, the composition by Larry Austin called Beachcomber is played by John Cage, Martin Kalye, Takehisa Kosugi and David Tudor. Jean-François Neplaz cuts video archives of workers in the naval construction site of La Ciotat, filmed on December 24th, 1991, with images of the contemporary dance company Ex-Nihilo rehearsing in public space.