To Mirdza Kalnins, my grandmother
Production 2016 Ass. Cult. Excursus Onlus Project in Residency Tersicorea Off/Cagliari – “MONOGRAFIE D’AUTORE” 2016
with the patronage of the Embassy of Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Italy
Music: Vittorino Naso, A.Plisevska
(Tango was kindly performed and recorded by Irma Toudjian)
Video Direction: Mauro Raponi
Lighting Design: Danila Blasi
Costumes: Paola Bonesso
Video Research: Beatrice Proietti
Research for biographic material: Astra Šmite
“This means that the contemporary is not only the one who, perceiving the darkness of the present, grasps a light that can never reach its destiny; he is also the one who, dividing and interpolating time, is capable of transforming it and putting it in relation with other times. He is able to read history in unforeseen ways, to “cite it” according to a necessity that does not arise in any way from his will, but from an exigency to which he cannot not respond. It is as if this invisible light that is the darkness of the present cast its shadow on the past, so that the past, touched by this shadow, acquired the ability to respond to the darkness of the now.” Giorgio Agamben
Between shadows and lights we meet our past and our contemporaneity. It’s like travelling in parallel worlds, living them, and dancing between them. The images emerge from nothing. Like fragments of a puzzle I would love to find their place, but instead they place me in a space and in a time … of my memory … of her memory.
I don’t create anything but I do let flow through me these dances like in a celebration, the insights, fragilities of our recent past although separated by years, interlace.
We live in our contradictions.
We live in what we leave to others.
In dance we find the unspoken words, blurred images, faceless voices.
We rejoin threads, covering the space of emptiness of life.
The purity of crystals, here’s the dance.
The strength of the roots, the dance is saknes.
Giving a meaning to escape, to create an ending.
Absorbing the meaning of return to seal a goodbye.
Everywhere … anyway …
just a dance … a dance …
an erotic sacrifice of the heart
thrown, violated, loved.