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Frozen Images Trailer

multimedia performative concert

Performance is available for touring. Please see contact for booking info and live for past and future dates and locations.




about

The process of freezing is a break between movements. As such, the structure of the concert, perforated with suspensions – breaks between points, is an emergence of a performance of frozen images, full of texts, contemporary electronic rhythms, exasperated guitars, noisy oscillations, and hypnotic bass lines. Along with the performers’ actions, tactile interfaces, and moving pictures, the performance raises questions about hypersexualisation and pornification, fetishisation in consumerism, mechanisms of the image and visual culture, idealisation of love, and the meaning of art and culture. Movement, text, and frozen images open up in their primary way precisely based on contemporary organised noise. The music, ambivalently contextualised through the video image and movement, stretches out to the body and its vibration, rational and affective. Frozen images get broken by the vibration of the word and the moving of the actual flesh/body in all its resistance.




video

frozen images trailer

http://wndv.si/repo/100310_wanda_nova_deviator_frozen_images_trailer.ogv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpG__3kfgYk

for a link to full documentation video (or dvd by post) please write to wndv@wndv.si




audio


emotionally unemployed (v2 110619)

you don't own me

domina's doll (v2 bareback)

procedure live v100113

one click away (v100205)





photo

photo (c) Nada Žgank/Memento, Mitja Kobal, WNDV




credits

Authors, concept, directing: Wanda & Nova deViator
Advising: Maja Smrekar

Music:
Vocals, keyboards, electronics: Wanda
Vocals, electronics, guitar: Nova deViator
Audio advising: Irena Tomažin

Movement/actions/space: Wanda
Programming, sensors, real-time video: Nova deViator
Light design: Urška Vohar
Video: WNdV, Boštjan Božič, Miran Bratuš, Ivana Gregor
Performers on video: Matej Kejžar, Boštjan Antončič, Jianan Qu, Andrasz Dobi, Katja Kosi, Irena Mikec
Costumes: WNdV, Matija Ferlin/Artikl
Design: Mauricio Ferlin
Photography: WNdV
Visual intervention: Multipraktik
Translation: Katja Kosi
Language editing: Simona Ana Radež, Eric Dean Scott

Production: Emanat Institute, Ljubljana
Supported by: Ministry of Culture RS, MOL - City Municipality of Ljubljana
In collaboration with: Delavski dom Trbovlje; KUD Mreža - AKC Metelkova mesto
partners: Radio Student; K 6/4; Kliping; Mladina

Promotion and coordination: Sabina Potočki
Office coordination: Nina Janež
Executive production: Andrea V. Atwood





reviews

(...) "The performance Frozen Images goes beyond the mere form of a concert by adopting the form of contemporary variety show, in which the authors refer to, with movement, visual, and textual elements, various literary and theoretical texts – from Mina Loy, Clarisa Pinkola Estés to Amelia Jones –, which problematize gender and identity, (non)integration of the body in the universe of media images, failed realizations of the imperative of pleasure, acting out of the hyper-sexualised, cross-dressing style, which did carry a subversive charge in the 80s but was during the last two decades, as nearly every cultural strategy, profitably encroached and “tamed” by fashion and popular industry. The authors also broach the question of originality, namely through the etiquette of originality, with which the centres of capital power feed themselves on artistic paradigms from the margins of mainstream culture, appropriate them, and profitably authorise them as their own inventions, while the original incubators of ideas as a consequence unlawfully, though actually justifiably, attempt to regain their rights to use the common cultural legacy with “pirating”, thus resisting the elitist usage and commercial abuse of their own ideas." (...) -- To Speak and Sing Through One's Body (Govoriti in peti skozi svoje telo; in Slovenian only) Mojca Kumerdej, Delo, 3. 3. 2010

(...) "The authors tackle a complex examination of the two key features for identity construction, the roles of the observer and the observed, (she is filming him, while he, dressed as a woman, follows the instructions of a woman-coach from an American TV show, etc.). In front of the lens of a camera, we constitute ourselves in a pose, attempting to construct a different body – image, which either brings the body to life or makes it lifeless. Individual scenes are performed with humour and distance. Through confrontations of different media, the self-reflective gaze over the construction of own identity turns out to be inevitably bound between the image of the body and its remnant. The associative character of words, images, and sounding outlines sexual identities at increasingly evasive borders between the public and the private. Ultimately, we are dealing with an ethical question about the status of reality beyond technical and aesthetic questions. Does reality disappear because the eye is incapable of preserving it? What does the image preserve or, better, freeze? What is concealed in the process? Such questions reflect a tendency toward an open, interdisciplinary treatment of images. In this sense, the mediality of images reveals the experience of the body, while every image embodies a way of seeing." (...) -- From the Edges of Images to the Folds of the Body, (Z robov podob v gube telesa, in Slovenian only), Mojca Puncer, Dnevnik, 1.3.2010

(...) "The aesthetics of Wanda and Nova deViator is based on trashy-kitschy-cheap-porn look, which aims to subvert the reification of persons and their sexualisation. At the same time, the texts build on an open talk about sex and explication of different sexual practices, problematising women's indoctrination into pleasing men to the extent of simulation of pleasure, which is an even bigger violence over one's body as supposedly deviant forms of sexuality, such as BDSM practices. (...) Besides subversive feminist considerations, the theme number two of this tandem is precisely the tackling of topical cultural-political issues, bound to the neoliberal capitalist logic. The critical moment in a song about copyright issues is equally strong as in the critique of post-feminist representation of women in the media. As a matter of fact, it is about the one question of contemporary society, which is poured out as a powerful performative cry." (...) -- Theatre Frozen into a Concert, (Teater zamrznjen v koncertno podobo, in Slovenian only) Pia Brezavšček, Radio Študent, 26.2.2010




performances

22/03/2013 Desordres 2013 Festival, Maison de Wazemmes, Lille, FR
01/06/2012 Trouble Festival, Les Halles, Brussels, BE
31/08/2011 Palach, Drugo more, Rijeka, HR
23/06/2011 Arnolfini, Bristol, GB
25/02/2011 Gibanica Festival @Mini teater, Ljubljana, SI
17/02/2011 Cinemas Sloga, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, BA
17/12/2010 Teatro Petrella Longiano, IT
09/12/2010 Polis Jadran, Pula, HR
21/11/2010 MEM Festival, Bilbao, ES
16/10/2010 STWST Saal, Linz, AT
09/10/2010 ACTFEST 2010, Čakovec, HR
25/09/2010 Jedinstvo Hall, Operacija:Grad 2010, Zagreb, HR
02/09/2010 M3C fest, PINA Koper, SI
19/05/2010 11.VSTOPPROST, Celje, SI
15/05/2010 Menza pri koritu, Ljubljana, SI
07/05/2010 Speculum Artium, DDTrbovlje, SI
03/05/2010 Linux Audio Conference, Utrecht, NL
27/03/2010 Menza pri koritu, Ljubljana, SI
06/03/2010 Red Dawns Festival, Ljubljana, SI
25/02/2010 Menza pri koritu, Ljubljana, SI (premiere)





attachments

Lust for Life - authors' statement
technical raider
full text reviews (.pdf)
frozen images flyer (.jpg)





contact

booking contact: wndv@wndv.si
more info @ http://wndv.si and http://emanat.si










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