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SUJETAVELAS
(THE ONE WHO HOLDS THE CANDLE)
2009


Sujetavelas invites you to step inside a film scene, between a couple of dancers, the sound of their footsteps seemingly resonating around you.

The relationship of the dancers is translated into the relation of two screens facing each other, each displaying the point of view of one of the performers.

The choreography, which takes as inspiration the classic dance scene of Goddard’s Bande À Part, plays with the positioning of the dancers (far away-close up), the different contact with each other (holding hands, separated, looking into each others’ eyes) and the focus of the dancer (on his/her own body or on the dance partner).

The performance is filmed from a first person point of view, with a camera mounted on the head of each of the dancers, and the sound recorded binaurally, creating an immersive and verisimilar soundspace.

In this setup, the viewer can decide its role in the situation: stand aside and watch, occupy the space and play the part of one of the dancers or become a third dancer in the scene…




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sujetavelas video installation

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