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Trilogy. Planctum, snake, gul

Someone who dances with plants dances to Ossaim, the African God of the Leaves. This trilogy is composed by three short homemade videos that evoke intimacy with nature and suggests a poetics of the unfinished, like an impressionist brushstroke that does not end. Its antiqued filming aspect provides it with a magic and oneiric aesthetic that is completed in the spectator's imagination. The nature forms are not clearly given, they are suggested behind the plants, the shadows, the intense light on the dancer's face. The plants are not obstacles to the dancer, they are other bodies with whom the artist dances, they are presences that remind us the art of living together. It is moving regarding the current needs, it's playing capoeira among spinning roses. There is no mechanic music, only the empty sound of the night. The video making process is self-filming. There is no one but the dancer being filmed by a laptop fixed on a chair. The movement of the camera is made by a cellphone that films the laptopscreen, providing an enigmatic finishing.

  • Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari
  • Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari
  • Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari
  • Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari
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    2 minutes 6 seconds
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    May 4, 2019
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  • XVII Festival Internacional Videodanza BA
    Buenos Aires
    December 1, 2019
Director Biography - Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari

Eliany Cristina Ortiz Funari is an artist who transits among dance, performance and visual arts. She works with afro-brazilian themes and practices including capoeira, afro dance and percussion. She has a master's degree in Aesthetic and Art History from the University of São Paulo.

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