An empty theatre, two dancers. A duet without a meeting. A dialogue between similarity and absence, through time. Their meeting is endless, asynchronus.
A dancer and a video camera. The body breaks the stilness opening the space in several rounds.
The frame of the camera is in unstable balance. The body moves and the frame falls down.
3 test videos
about gravity and bodyweight.
Ritratto (Portrait) is a two channels video installation.
5 vertical one minute loop videos are double visions of a body busy in the act of portraying.
Portray means to be an image or going away from the look of the observer.
Portray is an iconographic and iconoclastic study,
where the double image looks to concide and sometimes looks to be shifted in a different rhythm.
Normalmente ci si attende di vedere le cose compiute, la sintesi del processo che inizia dall’idea e che prende forma con la realizzazione. L’arte invece, per la libertà che le è propria, ha la facoltà di svincolarsi da tale determinazione degli esiti; così accade che un’opera come quella esposta da Lucilla Bellini e Jacopo Jenna, acquisti maggiori identità e significato se considerata nella sua parzialità – quale momento particolare di una ricerca che proseguirà oltre la mostra, verso sviluppi ancora imprevedibili.
The work is presented as a choreographical action in a number of photo shots, in an specific interval of time, in a public park.
A dancer with a yellow dress, similar of Merce Cunningham stage costumes, and a plastic mask with the face of Michael Jackson performs movements, postures and balance games for the camera. The images came from a reflection on the meaning of dance and the relationship that can exist with the static nature of photography, trying to generate a sort choreography for the photocamera.
The video explores the issue of energy as a critical factor for the development of life conditions, at the same time energy is the reason of wars of power, environmental disasters, economic monopolies.
People suffers passively this system and goes on its path suffering the weight of political choices.
Only renewable energy can save the earth and human being from collapse and become the new symbol of contemporary passion.
Bedroom duet in 11 photographic shots
The work is a sort of choreography in a selected number of photographic shots in a single place and in an only interval of time. For this hypothetical duet two dancers have been used making them dialogue in the space exclusively engraving thought through their bodies, their movements and their postures without disclosing the face or to give a clear somatic representation of their identities, but aiming only the attention at the anatomical language, on their being body.
“There is a strong shadow, where there is much light” is a quote from the text of J.W. Goethe “Theory of Colours” (published in 1810). Goethe appreciates that the sensation of complementary colors does not originate physically from the actions of light on our eyes but perceptually from the actions of our visual system. The video is built around the concepts of perception and listening as an area of definition of sense, because everything in the phenomenal world exists only as relativity.
A presence, almost a mistake in space.
An hidden body is showing parts without revealing its identity.
A body that impresses thoughts with its posture.
A body, not a decorative object,
but a place of a deep personal reflection in a form.