DESCRIPCIÓN: “lonely in a crowd; distant, separate from others; something in common, not sure what; crossing boundaries, twisting space. You are here, and I am here. Here but not here at all at the same time.” “HERE BUT NOT HERE AT ALL AT THE SAME TIME” is an experimental slow -motion, slit-scan short, exploring identity, presence and absence in a pedestrian context. The slit- scan and the non conventional narrative structure that underlies the order and manner in which the “story” is presented aim to challenge the viewer’s traditional view and perspective. Our work deals with the latent resonance between body and space, and the question of self- image and identity in the context of temporal liminal realities. We capture psychic reaction to space through site specific instant composition for camera, backed-up with sensitive processing and post production to reveal a hidden depth: realities of past, present, unknown and unseen and to allow the viewer to experience and engage with the artwork without forcing him to follow a narrative.
- IDIOMA ORIGINAL: Sin diálogos
- IDIOMA DE SUBTÍTULOS: ninguno
- AÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN: 2014
- PAÍS DE PRODUCCIÓN: UK
- Dirección: Daz Disley and Fenia Kotsopoulou
- Original music: Jazzyspoon
- Shooting, edits, fx & additional sound design : Daz Disley
- Performance: Fenia Kotsopoulou
- DURACIÓN: 9´ 15´´
(φΚ/Δ2) Daz Disley and Fenia Kotsopoulou
Our collaborative work is an attempt to find a common language between our disciplines of performance and dance/instant composition, technology and programming in order to represent and transliterate emotional states present in and generated by situation, architecture and space. Through iterative dialogue we are building a production process to take account of the boundaries and dialogues between space and movement, pixels and code in order to realise a unified expressive output where performance is an enhancement of (rather than a reaction to) space, and where code becomes integral to the expression (and not just a ready-made video effect applied in post-production). Our combined toolkit comprises instant-composition, photo/videography, coding, patching, improvisation and algorithmic animation.
Daz Disley, is an independent digital practitioner from UK. Primarily a selftaught music and sound technologist specialising in large-format and surround : systems design and content facilitation. He started as a musician playing in bands in the mid 90s, fell through the studio glass into sound engineering and after a while got into more complicated productions in surround sound and sound-art for gallery and museum settings. He publishes studio software for musicians and producers, which eventually lead to him getting involved with ‘SoundSpiral’ (www.soundspiral.net) for the London 2012 ‘Cultural Olympiad’ – a project to create an inflatable venue with a 52 channel embedded sound system for which he wrote some software and designed the playback stack – and he have been running the venue since 2013 as part of the ‘Olympic Legacy’. Daz he is freelance engineer providing expert support to artists & organisations. His role is to act as interface between Artist and hardware, dream and reality, facilitating the Artist in making appropriate choices to create the smoothest path from ideas to outcomes.
Fenia Kotsopoulou is a Greek cross-disciplinary artist who straddles performance art and site-specific performance, dance, video and photography. She currently lives in England (Lincoln) where she is working towards the completion of her MFA in Choreographing Live Art at the University of Lincoln. She holds a BA honours in dance from the national dance academy of Rome (Italy) and a BA honours in italian literature and language from the Aristotle university of Thessalonikis (Greece). She develops interactive and site specific performances, as well as creating short dance and documentation videos. She is mainly inspired from the daily life and every detail related to human interaction with technology and nature, gender roles and diversity, social and political issues. The body as gathering place of emotions, personal and collective memory, fragmentation, transformation, the performativity of documentation are some of the pivotal topics of her projects/performances.In search of an holistic way to express her vision (and based on a rhizomatic approach of making art) she collaborates with artists from different fields/cultural backgrounds. Fenia is a member of the International Dance Council CID of the UNESCO.