This video clip is the official invitation for the Night of the choirs. The event took place on the 26th of July 2015 in Pécs, Hungary, as a part of the festival Europa Cantat. Please find information in Hungarian here.
On Being Ill is a sound and movement installation piece, played in a theater. The subject of the installation is illness, and its starting point is the book from Virginia Woolf with the same title. It is an accompaniment into absence, with an eye on all the non-communicated content of illness.
The narrative is a journey along the spine, embodiment of several conditions of illness, and where the illness is never an end point, a result to evaluate, merely a starting point. The body and the mind too is always looking for new alignments instead of judging the current condition. Could society perhaps adapt to such an agility too, turning its back to the good old dualistic habit of judgement?
The project is a research of presence, and is directed to explore the possible mental and emotional states resulting of acute physical condition. On Being Ill is driving our attention to the content of certain conditions, releasing them from their dogmatic brackets of dictated value. Throughout the piece the event of a ritual naturally happens.
This is the first movement performance I have directed in an assignment-based collaboration in which content, editing and dramaturgy (light and staging) was my responsibility. This methodology encouraged me to envision and direct further movement performances using my visual arts educational background.
This installation was my endexam at Rietveld Academie in 2009, and a replica has been exhibited in The Curious Matter exhibition in 2010
It was originally installed in a 12m high staircase, stairs going around it. 3 horizontally placed half transparent glass plates with 3 meters distance from each other and the ground. The three glass plates hung from metal threads that were attached to the roof.
The plates filled the gap of the stairs almost fully.
On each plate there is a canon of 10 minutes video loop. It was picturing water falling through the screens.
This work was scaled, timed and directed in such a way, to give a strange bodily sensation to the spectator who is in the staircase, or under the installation, which wouldn’t resolve itself, until the viewer concluded: this is water falling up, or this is a representation of water.
This is an experiment made by modelling reality with 2 dimensional layers, and reflection on the philosophy of Henry Bergson on spinal and cortical reactions.
This is a two-screen projection loop of 4′ 07″.
These images show the two screens (left and right) as one image, in even distances from the viewer.
The two projections are timed together.
I was researching to find a way to compare two female bodies without sexual or rivalizing connotations.
Each screen pictures two female forms, one as a positive form and one as a negative.
I positioned my models in classic painterly poses of picturing nudity, and asked them to breathe calmly.
Finally I ended up in landscape.
(The models are not credited here due to their own wish)
Video installation seen through a peeping hole in a red cupboard (2007).
This was my first green screen project. It is a visual poem for all of us who dress away our character every morning and having done so, getting into the right drawer.
- dance : Elodie Donaque
- music : Valentin von Lindenau
- concept and video: Emese Csornai