Festival Performa & Platforma 2017 - Woman's domain

Enya Belak Gupta in Ajda Tomazin


video exhibition and opening of the festival

Proximities <em>Photo: Enya Belak Gupta</em>
Photo: Enya Belak Gupta

Open until: 30.9.2017. The gallery is open from 12 pm to 7 pm.

The exhibition Proximities is an attempt at a creative dialogue among selected works by Enya Belak Gupta and Ajda Tomazin. Juxtaposing the works of these two authors unearths the dangerous proximity created between the body of the filmmaker and the body of the object, between the inner and the outer, the visible and the invisible, between the elusive, volatile, and unstable, and especially between perceptions of states, images, perspectives and their transgressions, derivatives, presences. We were interested in what kind of closeness is created amongst our and in-between the removed, multiplied, blurred, airbrushed, and edited bodies. What makes us resort to different corporealities? In what ways do bodies in movement influence our own corporeality? A journey through the authors’ corpuses of work opens up questions of movement, closeness, manipulation.

Selected works: Enya Belak Gupta: Behind Closed Eyes, To See Self See, Delta; Ajda Tomazin: NET IN WORK, Dancing Jess, In ACTO
Selection and setting: Jasmina Založnik in dialogue with Enya Belak Gupta & Ajda Tomazin

Enya Belak Gupta: Behind Closed Eyes

Do you remember, how it feels when you find yourself in the same dreams, same place, with the same fears and thoughts. Trapped in the unknown world. Isolated from reality. Wanting to escape, yet there is no escape. It is just another cycle of the same journey.

Performer: Elif Knight
Year: 2017

Enya Belak Gupta: To See Self See

What is beauty? Body? Or reality? With shifting the reality in different spaces we are creating the self-esteem and identity of our own, feminine body.

The video was produced in collaboration with Maša Hawlina for the dance miniature To See Self See.

Model: Maša Hawlina
Year: 2013

Enya Belak Gupta: Delta

''Empty your mind, be formless, be shapeless - like water.'' (Bruce Lee)

The video was part of the performance by Kaja Teržan.

Performer: Kaja Teržan
Year: 2014

Ajda Tomazin: _ NET IN WORK _

Video is a research of term IMAGINATION OF EXPECTATIONS which describes images which are produced through expectations and have their creative and transformable potential; meaning Expectation as definition of a mental process and Imagination as an openness and potential of an image, which is free of bonds with past experiences within the mental process of expectation. The video is an abstract of residencies and installations shown in Germany and Slovenia.

Visitors: Kristine Preuss, Stefan Hoelscher, Frank Max Mueller, Lili Mihajlović, Jost van Harlessem, Anja Bornšek, Seung Hee Lee, Christoph Bahr, Monika Raić, Christian Kullick, Jens Barth, Ivan Perez.
Year: 2013

Ajda Tomazin: DANCING JESS

Video is the base of the project GLOBAL _ SISTERS which is exploring, observing and materialising the discourse and comparison of life in Australia and Europe. Video is a collage connecting austalian artist Jessica Devereux, dancing at the residency in Zagreb and remake of her dance by artist Ajda Tomazin at the residency in Frankfurt.

Concept and performance: Jessica  Devereux and AjdaTomazin
Year: 2014

Ajda Tomazin: _IN ACTO _

It is about perception of the body, it is about closeness, blurriness and trust. The video is a documentation of dance at International Summer Dance School Ljubljana 2016.

Video dance workshop: Darko Dragičević
Movement workshop IN ACTO: Davide Sportelli
Dancers: Vanessa Cokaric, Tamara Polanc, Jerca Klinar and Andreas Lay
Year: 2016

Enya Belak Gupta is an upcoming artist, recently graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with an MA in Directing Fiction films. Enya works in fields of film, contemporary dance, theatre, and visual communications. Enya has been recognised and awarded for her accomplishments. The Award of Ksenja Hribar for a prospective and upcoming dancer is one of them. She collaborated with Slovenian and International artists in numerous projects. In recent years she has presented various projects such as Luminary (short film), Red Fountain (short dance film), Girl with The Dragon (dance performance), The Daddy Project (dance performance), etc. Editing Choreography is her own method of work which she is still developing. Enya is known as a director, production designer, dancer, choreographer and graphic designer.

Ajda Tomazin (Ljubljana - Slovenia) finished Secondary School of Contemporary dance in Ljubljana (2005), graduated from BA at Academy of Fine arts and Design in Ljubljana (2011) at department for Design, one year studied at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana (2009/2010) at department for Film and Tv. Finished Master program of Choreography and Performance at Institute for applied theatre studies Giessen, Germany (2014). Since 2005 working as interdisciplinary artist in the fields of dance, performance, design and visual arts. Her last project is trilogy Imagination of Expectations; installation Net in Work, performance String Theory and upcoming third part Audition for Producers.

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