Author Archives: Emese

Falling trilogy

The falling trilogy is the first project of mono collective. The word “falling” contains a series of imagery that refers to actual falls due to the factor of gravity; at the same time “falling” as a word can also be used metaphorically.

Mono decided to unify metaphors and actual meanings. Realizing that when someone falls apart, in love or even asleep, the surrendering to gravity transforms into a surrendering of the ego – Mono collective wanted to overcome the fear of falling and just experience the feeling of it.
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Entre Temps 2

This piece is the choreography of Khouloud Yassine. I had the honour to work togther with her at Dansmakers Amsterdam on her Extra Time performance in 2011.The year after we worked on Entre Temps 2 in Theater Monnot in Beirut.
Khouloud is working based on rythmic subdivisions, and in this performance she shows in how many ways her body relates to music and how it becomes an instrument on stage.

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White Lies

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.