The Superimposition (scenes 1 - 3)
opening at Bärenzwinger
3pm - 7pm
Sunday September 18th
wirh live performance at 4pm
What secrets do film and dance have to tell one another?
The Superimposition (scenes 1 - 3) considers the possibility of the cinematic and choreographic as containers of embodied action and subjectivity across and outside linear time – to be filled and to be emptied, to transmit and to transform. It is the first in a series of process-based experiments by choreographer Martin Hansen and moving image artist Melanie Jame Wolf.
Three examples of unexpected ‘everyday dance’ scenes that occur in narrative art house cinema have driven the research that brought you the video installation and 2 episodes of live performance. The first at the opening event on Sunday, September 18. They are, namely, Bande a Part by Jean-Luc Godard (1964) and two films by Hal Hartley that reference the Godard: Surviving Desire (1991) and Simple Men (1992).
The artists have been friends for 10 years, and this is the first work they have made together. As choreographer and filmmaker, they are interested in what happens when two formal systems come together, but this is an experiment in form as much as an experiment in collaboration, relation, and in embracing a politics of messy coalition through the sharing of knowledge and skills.