Two characters in-similar and in-difference, one becoming the mirror of the other.
In the viewal field, the eyes become the centre of a certain angle view. They are the symmetrical part of a suggested centre but also the core of the perspective point as a frame.
How does the relation to the spatial divisions within a building, in public space and incorporation to the accumulation of time structures key parts of narration for the perceiver?
Finding the centre within their physical presence in space and relating and co-existing, one being always in the visual field of the other.
Connecting through a thread of the camera lens signified the distance in measurement of space and marking the appearance of the total of the two in a frame.
In that way she is the viewer and my other self and vice versa, becoming a co-author by appearing in a live experience through the choice of movements and action.
'What do you see?'
Which are the points of perspective? Is there a narrative going on in front of your eyes because of you witnessing a situation?
Two performers that are the musical piece. Two performers that are the universe in its own.
Musical universe. I call it the spatialisation of music. There is no music, except for the one expressed in movement and non movement.
The gesture performed in space is a musical phrase. There is no other logic.
Symmetry as an important element of a musical phrase. The break of symmetry explained through the logic of the phrase.
The gestures of performers are of musical nature. They concentrate around the centre of the piece - the centre is empty, silent or filled with all possible sound pieces.
To treat architecture as a musical score. To move through the score. To treat architecture as a musical piece, to play the piece with the use of two performers.
Performers as instruments that reveal the nature of the piece.
Characters that are self-aware, self reflexive, the musical note that observes itself.
Characters which are the musical universe in its own, self-sustainable.
Always in relation.
Characters that need each other like notes and their reverberations, back and forth.
a-symphony has been executed and recorded in June 2013 within the constellation of a live performance of two performers, two cameras, a modernist building 'het Glazen Huis' and the Amstel forest park in Amsterdam.
concept/realization: Maria Lalou / Anna Orlikowska curated by Alice Smits for Zone2Source, 2013