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Videos


The land is a Mirror of the Stars Version 1

Video, color, 15min 31secs HD - The Land is a Mirror of the Stars investigates, through both real propositions and imaginary speculations, the articulation of negative spaces left/inherited by post-Fordist capitalism’s social forms and now executed by neoliberal strategies. Mixed historical and literary texts, ethereal participatory elements and indigenous cosmologies. It proposes an extended exploration on global environmental, social and political issues as the base to address local, ancient knowledge, mythology, ethnobotany and cosmology. Using the words of honduran activist Berta Cáceres the video points at the consecuences of the destuction of the natural hábitats in the Amazonian Forest when describing the cycle that goes from the star constelations to the yearly harvest.
Added on: August 16, 2019


The Land is the Mirror of the Stars Version 2

Video, 11min 08 secs HD The Land is a Mirror of the Stars investigates, through both real propositions and imaginary speculations, the articulation of negative spaces left/inherited by post-Fordist capitalism’s social forms and now executed by neoliberal strategies. Mixed historical and literary texts, ethereal participatory elements and indigenous cosmologies. It proposes an extended exploration on global environmental, social and political issues as the base to address local, ancient knowledge, mythology, ethnobotany and cosmology. Using the words of honduran activist Berta Cáceres the video points at the consecuences of the destruction of the natural hábitats in the Amazonian Forest when describing the cycle that goes from the star constellations to the yearly harvest. The video footage is an uncut, only shot, taken from a boat in the Tapajos river, going around the Isle of Innocence, in Fordlandia, in the Amazonian forest, Brazil.
Added on: August 16, 2019


The Owl of Minerva only flies at Dusk

Video Color 7min 47 sec The Owl of Minerva only flies at Dusk, 2017 Share Elena Bajo07:47 Urania’s Mirror I (The owl of Minerva only flies at Dusk) is an interdisciplinary project that investigates environmental, social and political impact that economies of exploitation, in specific the transnational corporations doing business with eolic energy, "green grabbing", have on the land and communities of the Zapotec in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca State, Mexico. This research reflects on the exhausted conditions of the present in which local natural resources, human and animal rights are ´owned´ by multinational corporations, neoliberal governments and organized crime. Considering the ancient and contemporary cosmology of the Zapotec in Oaxaca ( “The People of the Clouds”) and their strategies and commitment to resist the threats to their territory, Urania’s Mirror presents an installation of sculptural objects and a moving-image video with original footage and animation , as an analogy of how cosmological knowledge relates to nature, where natural goods (and common goods), earth, air, fire, animals, plants, are extensions of People themselves and any damage to these elements is a direct damage to People´s lives and a crime to their community. includes a dystopic narrative, in which a divergent group of femme radicale drone blowers, from the PIA,(Peripheral Intelligence Agency) in their role of new cosmic shamans, use their power to take over some parts of the system, and deliver "blows" of powdered customized hallucinogenic drugs, generated through data, code, and algorithms reversal hacking, to get users into altered states of mind that allow them to unclutter and "dissentangle the future" as per Franco "Bifo" Berardi, explains the transition from Resistance into Disentanglement and points at "...the spell of semiocapitalism (financial abstraction, specters of the mediascape) captures the social body and delivers it over to the economic code, where experience is subjected to the power of simulation and standardization.But I also wish to search for and to imagine possible lines of escape. These can only be found in those places of the unconscious where the multilayered spell of semiocapital is ripped apart in order for a creative unconscious to resurface". A musical sound component synchronizes the body's vibration to that of the Earth's.
Added on: August 16, 2019


A Poem in Seven Movements

Video documentation of Performance 20 min 34 sec Presented within context of APA A Performance Affair at the Vandervorght Espace, Brussels. 2018 Performed by: Meldy IJpelaar Bun Kobayashi Keren Kraizer APA (Anarchoreographies) is a project at the intersection of sculpture, performance and text. The piece is a composition in the space activated by performers who are previously given a Manifesto text to read and interpret that will generate a series of movements, these movements worked out first individually and later on in the group will create a series of six individual “Power Moves” compiled as a “Somatic Vocabulary” that will translate into a choreography of collective empowerment which constitutes the "Seventh Move", when the 3 performers move together. The artist calls this choreographic approach “Anarchoreographies”, non hierarchical trajectories used as a tool to articulate a sense of subjectivity and collectivity, that generates a space in constant flux. (Anarchoreographies) is a performance exploring the intersection of body movement, chance and muscle memory, undertaking anarchism as artistic strategy by implementing elements of disentanglement and affects, as a point of dissidence and disruption on contemporary neoliberal choreographies. Expand on issues engaging ideas of nature, and the body as a political and social entity questioning its relationship to ecologies of capital. This piece is a multidisciplinary performance project that brings in elements from a diversity of fields, anarchist and cognition theories, Fernando Freire's Somatherapy, Guatari’s three ecologies, dance and muscle memory, chance, sculpture. Photographs and video by © Jeroen Verrecht, A Performance Affair).
Added on: August 16, 2019


The Pleiades

Video documentation of performance at Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona, ES 40 min - The Pleiades is a star cumulus belonging to a constellation, an imagined and mythicised space emerged from the human desire to communicate with nature and make sense of it. A space related to dreams, based on a scale and time that go beyond the human ones, a space of projection. The performance is generated by a cut up text-score-script created by the artist from digital and analogue sources and interpreted by invited performers. The public is also invited to take part, simply changing their vertical position of spectator to a horizontal space of shared imagination. Elena Bajo (Madrid, 1976) is an artist and co-founder of the LA CLUB collective dedicated to climate action. Her artistic practice occurs at the intersection of anarchist thought, social ecology and metaphysics, dealing with the ecological, social and political dimensions of everyday spaces. She works both individually and collectively, using an interdisciplinary approach: architecture, life sciences, forms of movement, acting, choreography, sculpture, text and video, attractive ideas of nature and the body as a political and social entity that questions their relationship with ecosystems. Participating performers: Lucía Jaén, Cristina Morales* and Élise Moreau*. *Contemporary dance collective Feminine Sexual Initiative.
Added on: August 16, 2019


New York A Poem in Seven Movements (Anarchoreographies)

Video documentation of performance at EFA Project Space, New York as part of In Honor Of... A performance series hosted in conjunction As Far as the Heart Can See, curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez and JP-Anne Giera, Curatorial Fellow. Dancers: Emma Cohen, Ingrid Kapteyn, Emily Kessler A Poem in Seven Movements (Anarchoreographies), 2018 is a project at the intersection of sculpture, performance and text. Body movement, chance and muscle memory are explored undertaking eco-anarchism (Ecosophy, Guattari’s The Three Ecologies) as an artistic strategy by implementing elements of disentanglement, affects and intimacy, In Honor of... Praxis (artists Delia and Brainard Carey), as a point of dissidence and disruption on contemporary neoliberal choreographies. A Poem in Seven Movements (Anarchoreographies) engages ideas of nature, and the body as a socio-political entity questioning its relationship to ecolo-gies of capital. The movement is the process; it is the poem. The dance is what happens in between movements. Non-hierarchical trajectories are used as a tool to articulate a sense of subjectivity and collectivity and the creation of a space in constant flux. Seven power moves for a collective dream. Bajo’s performance at EFA is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts FCA and in-kind support from Spain Arts and Culture.
Added on: August 16, 2019