Private Project

She opened her clenched fist and fell into the midst of everything.

Alone, I stand at an ocean crossing where there is no path but only a heading, a direction to an unknown. I am left with a sense of potentiality. Alone follows forever changing seasonal weather fronts, a body blown over by currents of emotion, shaken by interior tornados then destroyed and rearranged by periodic flooding. Empty phenomena rolling on. This solo piece is a poetic exploration into the nature of what we call self and its relation to the ungovernable elements. From this ocean crossing can the conversation be followed, deepened, understood, and celebrated within oneself and our relationship with the gravitational mystery that pulls us on.

  • Cristina Commisso
  • Péter Dániel Matkaicsek
  • Cristina Commisso
  • Cristina Commisso
  • Cristina Commisso
    Key Cast
  • Franco Mento
  • Leila Bakhtali
    Outside Eye/Dramaturgical support
  • Lennart Huysentruyt
    Outside Eye/Dramaturgical support
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dreamy, Dark, Dance, Drama, Ecological, Contemporary, Electronic
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
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    24mm, 50mm, C4K, ProRes422
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  • Lens Dans Festival
    February 24, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection Lens Dans 2023
Director Biography - Cristina Commisso, Péter Dániel Matkaicsek

Cristina Commisso

Cristina Commisso grew up in Sydney, Australia. She studied at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York, US and later had her first engagement there with Ballet Hispánico. She then moved to Europe in search of other ways of moving and collaborated with Theater Osnabrück, Stadttheaters Bremerhaven and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Recently, as a freelancer, she has been engaged with Of Curious Nature and Cocoon Dance who she has collaborated and toured with internationally for multiple projects since 2020.

Cristina has performed works from and created pieces with many choreographers including Edward Clug, Jiri Pokorny, Ed Wubbe, Marco Goecke, Samir Calixto, Mauro de Candia and Rafaele Giovanola. She is also a maker herself presenting several pieces including None of this means anything, Not for the half-hearted, Silver Linings, Who is Larry Malone? and 16:9. She most recently created a solo which was subsidised by Senator für Kultur in Bremen titled ‘She opened her clenched fist and fell into the midst of everything.’ She enjoys long walks in the forest and is also currently completing her BA in psychology at the University of South Australia.

Peter Daniel Matkaicsek

Peter is a former professional dancer and self-taught video producer who has spent over a decade honing his craft in the arts. After studying dance at the Hungarian University of Dance Arts, Peter travelled the world, performing in theatres across the USA, Japan, the Czech Republic, and Germany. These experiences exposed Peter to a variety of cultures and artistic expressions, shaping his love for the visual and performing arts.
As a video producer, Peter brings his unique perspective to each project. He has created movement-based art films and collaborated with esteemed organisations like Staatstheater Nürnberg, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Theater Regensburg. He has also contributed to projects for artists and organisations globally, including creating a behind-the-scenes film for FUJIFILM and participating in events such as the Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg and the Art Site Fest in Castello Reale di Govone, Italy.

Peter finds inspiration in learning from the world around him and is dedicated to making a positive impact on society. He is always seeking new opportunities to challenge himself and bring his distinct perspective to his work.

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Director Statement

This film is the start of a continuing journey for me which allowed the possibility of being intimate with myself. It is an ode to sensitivity and vulnerability in the act of really facing yourself, alone. In encouraging the slowing down and getting to know oneself it poses the question of ‘being’ and whether it is enough in this fast paced, milestone focussed society. The connection with nature is also a very important topic and my guiding reason for sharing this film. It is a relationship that we need to nurture in ourselves and in generations to come.