Practices of What Is (Not) Visible: the Body Operator and Dual Vision - Conference

26 November, 2022 - 19:00

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Martin Vitaliti. Cicle SEQÜÈNCIA #1 a Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art
Martin Vitaliti. Foto: Juande Jarillo

In the origin of my work lies the eye as a physical place of perception, capture and assembly, which places the body in a landscape of multiple narratives where its presence can be shifted, altered and questioned. A while ago I wrote that “the eye is what makes the empty space between the bodies disappear”. In this presentation of my work, I will name and communicate the beginnings of a vocabulary belonging to numerous (non)visible practices inscribed in the dramaturgy of my stage, audiovisual and performative work. The body-operator and dual vision are configured within the devices I have articulated from the body; the pillar concepts of my spatialised and cinematographic choreographic writing. I search to configure their presence within a battle and experimental field, around (non)fictional places of encounters and common memories. To propose points of contact and friction between what is shown and what is hidden, what is perceived and what is thought, between what is real and imaginary.

Olga Mesa. Choreographer and visual artist, she is one of the key figures of Spanish contemporary dance. Since the 1990s, her search for a personal and renewed body writing has led her to affirm the intimate part of presentation, through a construction that combines expression and perception.
Her stage creations are essentially developed around thematic projects: the body trilogy, 'Res, non verba' (1996-1999), the series in five movements 'Más público, más privado' (2001-2006) and the 'labOfilm' project (2009-2012).
For the past ten years, she has been working with the out-of-format artist Francisco Ruiz de Infante on the construction of the choreographic, plastics and audiovisual project 'Carmen // Shakespeare' (2012-2022). Together, they direct the Hors // Champ // Fuera de Campo company, creating contexts and practices for the interdisciplinary arts.
​Based in Strasbourg since 2005, her company’s scenic creations have been presented at various festivals and artistic institutions in France, Spain, Portugal, the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Morocco, Mali…

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