The King of Nothingness After Dinner, Asemic Lands & the Ocean
The King of Nothingness After Dinner, Asemic Lands & the Ocean

Collaboration with Jordine Cornish and Gidon Levy

Dictated and enchanted by an asemic alphabet, a Semitic language, a solo performer meditates on each saliferous form.

Utilising electrical currents, calligraphic instruments esoteric texts are deconstructed and reimagined through dance and resonance. Developed on Mediterranean ports, presented within saline, stolen histories amongst continuous streams of digital information, surrendering to a language is stripped of any literal meaning. Both choreographed and improvised, the movement and score reveal fleeting moments of beauty, absurdity and humour. At best the revelatory experience of a non-dualistic language contributes to the realization of the unity of being, barring that we look at the ocean, after dinner.

Two intimate performances, April 11 & 18, and the residual display of calligraphic ephemera are presented at Atar till April 27. 8pm free entrance. ATAR, Old Jaffa Museum, 10 st. Mifratz Shlomo Promenade, Old Jaffa.

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Calligraphic Score Sellasia, 2019
Calligraphic Score Sellasia, 2019

Marili Pizarro is presented with a movement score to perform in a local Peloponnese café. Reimagined into fluid a two-minute routine, Marili reinterprets the calligraphic qualities of the score live. Using the same tools as the original score, Marili’s movements are then scribed into over 250 Calligraphic glyphs. Each glyph resembling a character in a primordial alphabet – a language that then forms the basis for a sound score given to Robert Jedrzejewsk.

Produced at the Koumaria Residency 2019, Sellasia, Greece. Jordan Edge, Dasha Ilina, Robert Jedrzejewski, Tunni Kraus, Joshua Legallienne, Kurtis Lesick, Evi Nakou, Marili Pizarro, George Salameh, Nour Sokhon, Malgorzata Sus. Media Electronique Participants, 2019; Vicky Bisbiki, Kleopatra Korai, Eric Lewis, Yannis Lolis, Manolis Maniusakis

Documentation Michael Higgins. OCR Software development Hallel Kula

Granted the Right to be Granted, 2019
Granted the Right to be Granted, 2019

Studying the movement of Loanna Kabylafka and Stavros Apostolatos in Instant Quartet (2010) and scribing each movement as a reverse score. The transcriptions of the movements were run through optical character recognition data to abstract new text. This new text together with the original transcriptions were painted on our bodies and then performed in real time. A collective performance in the same location, Instant Quartet in re-enacted eight years later.

Produced at the Koumaria Residency 2019, Sellasia, Greece. Jordan Edge, Dasha Ilina, Robert Jedrzejewski, Tunni Kraus, Joshua Legallienne, Kurtis Lesick, Evi Nakou, Marili Pizarro, George Salameh, Nour Sokhon, Malgorzata Sus. Media Electronique Participants, 2019; Vicky Bisbiki, Kleopatra Korai, Eric Lewis, Yannis Lolis, Manolis Maniusakis

Documentation Michael Higgins. OCR Software development Hallel Kula

Video Interview https://vimeo.com/341456464

Two channel performance video https://vimeo.com/342708049

The King of Nothingness After Dinner, Asemic Lands & the Ocean
Calligraphic Score Sellasia, 2019
Granted the Right to be Granted, 2019
The King of Nothingness After Dinner, Asemic Lands & the Ocean

Collaboration with Jordine Cornish and Gidon Levy

Dictated and enchanted by an asemic alphabet, a Semitic language, a solo performer meditates on each saliferous form.

Utilising electrical currents, calligraphic instruments esoteric texts are deconstructed and reimagined through dance and resonance. Developed on Mediterranean ports, presented within saline, stolen histories amongst continuous streams of digital information, surrendering to a language is stripped of any literal meaning. Both choreographed and improvised, the movement and score reveal fleeting moments of beauty, absurdity and humour. At best the revelatory experience of a non-dualistic language contributes to the realization of the unity of being, barring that we look at the ocean, after dinner.

Two intimate performances, April 11 & 18, and the residual display of calligraphic ephemera are presented at Atar till April 27. 8pm free entrance. ATAR, Old Jaffa Museum, 10 st. Mifratz Shlomo Promenade, Old Jaffa.

video link

Calligraphic Score Sellasia, 2019

Marili Pizarro is presented with a movement score to perform in a local Peloponnese café. Reimagined into fluid a two-minute routine, Marili reinterprets the calligraphic qualities of the score live. Using the same tools as the original score, Marili’s movements are then scribed into over 250 Calligraphic glyphs. Each glyph resembling a character in a primordial alphabet – a language that then forms the basis for a sound score given to Robert Jedrzejewsk.

Produced at the Koumaria Residency 2019, Sellasia, Greece. Jordan Edge, Dasha Ilina, Robert Jedrzejewski, Tunni Kraus, Joshua Legallienne, Kurtis Lesick, Evi Nakou, Marili Pizarro, George Salameh, Nour Sokhon, Malgorzata Sus. Media Electronique Participants, 2019; Vicky Bisbiki, Kleopatra Korai, Eric Lewis, Yannis Lolis, Manolis Maniusakis

Documentation Michael Higgins. OCR Software development Hallel Kula

Granted the Right to be Granted, 2019

Studying the movement of Loanna Kabylafka and Stavros Apostolatos in Instant Quartet (2010) and scribing each movement as a reverse score. The transcriptions of the movements were run through optical character recognition data to abstract new text. This new text together with the original transcriptions were painted on our bodies and then performed in real time. A collective performance in the same location, Instant Quartet in re-enacted eight years later.

Produced at the Koumaria Residency 2019, Sellasia, Greece. Jordan Edge, Dasha Ilina, Robert Jedrzejewski, Tunni Kraus, Joshua Legallienne, Kurtis Lesick, Evi Nakou, Marili Pizarro, George Salameh, Nour Sokhon, Malgorzata Sus. Media Electronique Participants, 2019; Vicky Bisbiki, Kleopatra Korai, Eric Lewis, Yannis Lolis, Manolis Maniusakis

Documentation Michael Higgins. OCR Software development Hallel Kula

Video Interview https://vimeo.com/341456464

Two channel performance video https://vimeo.com/342708049

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