Falling trilogy has been a big joint study of the Mono collective, guided by Silvia Bennett.
After Falling apart, Falling in love, and Falling Asleep, we set out to make a piece called Falling, in which we elaborated all the experiences of a one year creation of Falling trilogy, in one piece.
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.
Audiovisual performance by Alfredo Genovesi (guitar and effects) and Emese Csornai (concept, montage, overhead projection)
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.