Second love II (2014)

Second love II 
Vera Sofia Mota & Kristoffer Ström. Presentation at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer 3, Berlin, 2014.*


According to Zeno – attempting to prove that movement is an illusion – it is impossible to traverse an infinite number of things in a finite time. The tortoise starting slightly ahead of Achilles can never be overtaken, because Achilles would have to run an infinite amount of (constantly diminishing) distances.
Variants of these problems have appeared again and again in the history of science and philosophy, famously in Newton and Liebniz independent discovery of differential calculus. In differential calculus, the relation between movement and position is – so to speak – put on its feet. “Position is movement residue”, as Brian Massumi eloquently puts it.
In order to extract images from the always already moving bodies, and burn them into the retinas of each other, we use a stroboscope. To amplify the rhythm suggested and produced by the resulting sequence of images, we connect a sound to the light in both random and predetermined ways.
The interaction between the randomness and regularity of the apparatus makes rhythmical patterns appear, passing between bodies in a game of contamination and reading – writing/rewriting – within its rhythm and breaks.


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Creation, Performance, Light, Sound: Vera Sofia Mota, Kristoffer Ström Electronics: Kristoffer Ström Costumes/Styling: Ivania Sofia Caeiro Music: Ronin, STOA, Modul 35, Nik Bärtsch Duration: 20m Video: Mónica Lima, Jamie Idea Video Editing: Vera Sofia Mota Photography: Isabel Simoes Residency/Support: Tatwerk Berlin, Altes Finanzamt, HAU- Hebbel am Ufer Year: 2014 Acknowledgments: Ana Rita Manuel, Ivania Sofia Caeiro, Mike Stellar, The History of Colour TV, Laurent Kappler, Marc Carrera, Isabel Simoes, Fransien van der Putt, Jan Berkel, Fabien Artal, Paulo Chinatown Matosinhos, Mónica Lima, Jamie Idea


*Photos: Isabel Simões. Presentation at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer 3, Berlin, 2014.






© Vera Sofia Mota 2017