Movement Dissolves: Composition with Red and Shadow

Movement Dissolves: Composition with Red and Shadow
Presentation at Veem - House for Performance in the context of UNFOLD: Nan Hoover,
reinterpretation festival organised by LIMA Amsterdam, May 2021.*

Movement Dissolves: Composition with Red and Shadow
Residency at GC De Rinck, Brussels, March-April 2021.**

Movement Dissolves: Composition with Red and Shadow

The piece is influenced directly by three works from Nan Hoover - Light Composition (1977), Movement in Dark Part 2 (1978) and Intercept the Rays (1982). Movement Dissolves is a game of subtle interactions and reverberations between slow movements, variations in light, sound and a black and white landscape punctured with red. This environment is inhabited by shadows of a body in movement and a rigid architectural structure which multiplies and fragments the visual perception of the body. The piece creates an immersive and meditative landscape in which sound and music, body and shadow, light and dark, movement and dance delicately combine between concrete and abstract forms, becoming indecipherable.


Creation, Scenography, Performance: Vera Sofia Mota Collaboration: Guida Inês Maurício, Synne Elve Enoksen Sound Composition: Miguel Tavares / Unfixed & Broken Architecture: João Leite / Kale Studio (Poland) Carpentry: Julien Poumey Duration: 40m Residency: De Rinck (Brussels), a.pass – advanced studies for scenography and performance (Brussels) Collaboration Pre-search Untitled (Unfold, Nan Hoover), 2015-2020: Fransien van der Putt Residency/Support Pre-search Untitled (Unfold, Nan Hoover), Vera Sofia Mota & Fransien van der Putt, 2015-2020: Devir-Capa Performing Arts Centre (Faro), Studio 3 (Utrecht), Studio Angelika Oei (Quarantine, Rotterdam), UVA – University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam), Studio Annika Haller (Eiswerder, Berlin), Frascati (Amsterdam), ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin) Co-production: LIMA (Amsterdam), De Rinck (Brussels) Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), a.pass – advanced performance and scenography studies (Brussels) Commissioned by LIMA (Amsterdam)


*Video Stills: Vera Sofia Mota

**Photos: Lynn Sinnesael

UNFOLD: Nan Hoover



© Vera Sofia Mota 2017