swim \او by Setareh Fatehi
14 & 15 December 2019, 13.30
Concept and performance
With and for
Reyhan Khakinejad, Yalda Pakzad, Nooshin Askari, and S.M. Snider
Veem House for Performance, Frascati Producties
Special thanks to
IDlab, Katerina Bakatsaki, Frederick Rodrigues, Matthew Day, Katinka Marac, Shokoufeh Rahmati, Saghar Hosseinpour, Mostafa Pirouz and many more
they wondered if it is possible to dance at the “speed of an image”
i wondered where the image is NOW and if it hears the same beat as i do
choreographing live images, not its creation but its projection,
on the walls, curtains, surfaces and textures,
on the rhythm, beats and moments
where neither dislocation (movement in space) nor relation (connection between spatially separate things) describes what happens
the dance is
a Plenum, an infinite composition..
temporal focus and opacity
temporal and simultaneous framing of holes
like telling a story that has happened
imagining what the images were
remembering what the images did
a score to enjoy the impossibility of capturing what eyes see with what hands do when pressing buttons on the phone
a time frame to exist in and persist on,
a practice of constant reconnecting and reaching,
an effort to stay with fragilities, impossibilities, glitches and shut downs.
is a research on seeing and imagining the other(i), at the same time, and from different spaces. The difference between physicality and presence and the relation between what eye sees and what i imagine and what heart does, is what we have explored. Internet as a space, with all it’s fragilities, impossibilities, glitches and shut downs is our common ground to dance on.
is a choreographer based in Tehran and Amsterdam. Her research-based practice encompasses lenses, bodies, wifi connections, screens and projections. She is embracing the medium of live video as a part of her presence. In her work she addresses the fluidity of the definition of her own body and opens up the space for acknowledging the effect that other forms of presence (their gaze, thoughts and desires) could have on the ways she engages with her surroundings.
Setareh's performance swim\او is a coproduction with Frascati Producties and will be premiered December 14 at Veem.