[ISEA2011] Paper: Johanne Timm & Riccardo Attanasio – Insights

Abstract

Insights is a research about the relation of two bodies exploring breath as a shared need and connection in a geometrical system of figures. The performers are attached to nylon strings in order to play with the tension and a third body is created in between. The performance starts with the unison of two bodies one behind the other.?The two performers and the strings are the system that is in equilibrium when the bodies are diaphanous, communicating. This requires listening and coordinating impulses to operate in unison. The strings of nylon are a visible connection, like cables that transmit information. The glue links the strings to the skin, the surface of the body. The in- and out- breath is communicating vividly between the performers. Slowly a synergy between the performers establishes.?When the pulling force increases or one of the performer moves independently without communicating, the nylon strings will cut off. This risk and fragility is subject to the whole performance. Once the nylon connections are detached the visualization of the third body vanishes. You can perceive the third body in between the two figures whose outlines are attached by the strings. By pulling the strings the points of the outline translate in space, like a figure in geometry.
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=3wr_sCDZDb4

  • Johanne Timm works in partnership with Riccardo Attanasio. Johane Timm studies a Master in Choreography.¬†flickr.com/photos/actionentropy/4340383722
  • Riccardo Attanasio¬†¬†[ISEA2011 provided no biographical information]