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SCRUPUS is an interdisciplinary research. In it I conduct artistic and technical methodological research and investigate the possibilities of interaction between dance, film and architecture. In their encounter I search for the conditions and possibilities of mutual effects on each other with the aim of creating illusory effects of weightlessness and disorientation. In the experiment, new possibilities for temporality, scale, body-space relationship, and sequencing of movement emerge.

Dance | The dance research in SCRUPUS consists of the further development of a movement systematics with a focus on isolated movements and rotations around anchor points, based on the supporting and sustaining function of the body. The focus is on exploring choreographic possibilities and ways of working to elaborate a movement language that creates illusory effects of weightlessness and disorientation.

Architecture | Inspired by a dance culture that comes from the street, I consciously seek a dialogue with the urban environment. With a focus on the direct 1:1 proportionality to the human body, architectural situations are sought whose characteristics serve as a starting point for the development of a movement system. For this purpose, a universally applicable working method is developed, whereby dance, film and the local conditions can always harmonize with each other.

Film | The medium is an integral part of the research process and deliberately added to the authorship. Film has shaped our perception of dance since its inception - with all the possibilities for its (re-)presentation. Nowadays, the viewing of dance increasingly takes place in digital form, which has been reinforced by the situation of the pandemic. Access is becoming more low threshold, the process of curation is transforming and dance is reaching a wider audience. Incorporated into this evolution, the medium of film finds its relevance in this research, on the one hand, as a documentary tool that makes a site-specific work accessible through time and space. On the other hand, it becomes an integral component for generating the desired illusion of weightlessness, which dissolves the boundaries of the body and allows it to merge with the space.

  • Timo Paris
  • Jelïn Nichele
  • Emiliano aka El Jazzy Chavo Mendez
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - IAGN HGK FHNW Basel
Director - Timo Paris