Incredible love (2016)

Incredible love 
Residency at ArtEZ - University of the Arts, Arnhem, 2014.*

 

Incredible love
Residency at ArtEZ - University of the Arts, Arnhem, 2016.**

 

Incredible love is part of the Love Series (2009-/) - a series of works around movement, position and perceptions thereof I have been develloping since 2009 in solo and through different collaborations.  
It constitutes an experiment around the constancy of the rhythm of simple, repetitive danced movements and its formal heterogeneous possibilities, in counterpoint with the establishment of a position of the body in the space.
At first, we see a body entering on stage and stopping while a music plays. The body stands, a cloud of smoke is formed around it. With luck we will be able to form the perfect cloud, which in the context of this work would be a cloud which would remain and dance with me, but most of the times, due to the climate and other conditions, we can only get a cloud which rapidly vanishes. We keep on trying. The body remains, we never know about the cloud. A new music plays. The body starts moving in a constant cadency, producing a kind of hypnotic state, in a dimmed light, which gradually also disappears.

 

 

Creation, Performance, Light: Vera Sofia Mota Music: Inside the Wave - Pye Corner Audio, Foreplay -Titonton Duvanté  Duration: 10m Year: 2016 Acknowledgements: Cassidy Carbine, João da Silva, Dinis Simões, Fransien van der Putt, Christina Karagiani.

 

 

*Video Stills, Video: Vera Sofia Mota. Residency at ArtEZ - University of the Arts, Arnhem, 2014.
**Video Stills, Video: Vera Sofia Mota. Residency at ArtEZ - University of the Arts, Arnhem, 2016.

 

 
 

 

© Vera Sofia Mota 2017