Concept, visual & scenographic creation : Golnaz Behrouznia <> Sound creation : François Donato
In the twilight of the venue, huge projections on an invisible medium transcend the limits of the stage and make float in front of us the bright lines of moving materials or fanciful animated creatures, amplified by constants sound metamorphoses.
ElectroAnima Experiment is a multimedia performative research which is inspired by the notion of interaction in the alive world by reinventing it by means of the digital tools in an artistic proposal.
The performance leans on the principle of a biological system where a unity represents and includes pluralities binding and interacting together. This principle is sought in the composition materials, but it also develops in the very basis of the performance where the sound and the image played in real time weave, interpenetrate and influence each other to make the unique body of the work.
This dialogue of the sound atmospheres and the visual elements organizes the temporality of a scenario which redraws a fiction of the creation of life, in 7 phases and 21 scenes. For the artists, this narrative shape echos the narratives of the creation of the life conveyed in most of the cultures of the humanity. In every scene, the performers develop dynamic processes of generation and degeneration of audiovisual elements, passing by the modification of their rhythm and the emergence of new sound and visual forms to reach affect the edge of a state, a phase and the passage to the following ones.
It spreads as a cycle of evolutions and metamorphoses among which the origin and the final state join in an infinite loop. In the progress of images and sounds, the undifferentiated material transmutes ceaselessly towards an organic body and conversely. So the harmony is transformed into chaos and of the chaos emerges the harmony.
ElectroAnima Experiment has been worked out in 2017 and played the same year in the frame of the video art festival OverTheReal at GMAC museum in Viareggio-Italy, as well as in the frame of the TADAEX festival at the Independant Theater of Tehran-Iran, curated by Gabriel Soucheyres/Videoformes. This work was previously premiered at the Etat Instable Event by Patch_Work collective in Toulouse.