ITʼS SO SATISFIED
When somebody presents a thesis puts a proposition (proposition that could be visual or sound too), he puts it there where the blood grow into red and grass becomes green..
The blood is red, the grass is green.
This is very important because the fact that the blood is red should not be shown, but you can demonstrate why it is, the same thing affects the grass. Its color needs not doubt.
So in addition to the propositions to prove we are just the ones to put.
The theses danced in Antithesis, the future of the image, preceding the antithesis, act as a proposition of this kind.
Bring information to be a sketch is what Michiel Vandevelde does with his movement. The image conceived as unveiling, aletheia, otherwise as a manifestation.
From latin littera, which ancients drew from linere, color, stain.
At the very beginning the letters might have seemed no more than a blur.
The performance focuses on a reflection around image culture and technology, but what interests me is how this reflection dances obtaining only the character of the bending, illogical.
Coming to the letter.
Literalize, make it in a literal way what abounds, the communication in this case, means make it as a stain.
The Michiel Vandevelde dance is located in this cleanness, it leads to movement as a qualitative one that flows and occupies no position, what was not and cleans it, placing it as a thesis and making sure that such a thesis could be as the red of blood, needing no demonstration. The thesis moves.
This movement seems to be the step preceding the dance.
The body is said and unsaid, but still dancing, at the moment of the antithesis it dances. The previous literalization find an opening in the next dance, where there is no longer a literalization, but the freedom of the body.
This freedom is evident in the complete laxity of the dance, no longer a lead to be, but a being.
The laxity should not be understood as a time to relax, but as a freedom of movement that is also expressed through static positions.
Now at the time of the antithesis, as the blood, the question is not the red but the essence, and then simply the body.
What is most striking is that the dance of the antithesis is so satisfied that it seems the thesis.
The hope of the words on the screen happening.
If before the body freed, now itʼs free.
Antithesis, the future of the image
Concept, choreography and dance: Michiel Vandevelde. Feedback: Dries Douibi.
Graphic design: Ward Heirwegh.
Technique: Menno Vandevelde.
Text; Adam Curtis, Vilém Flusser, Jean-Luc Godard, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Neil Postman, Jacques Rancière, Anna Siegel, Michiel Vandevelde, Kristof van Baarle Residencies: Bains Connective, Het Bos, Vooruit, workspacebrussels.
Co-production: Vooruit, in the frame of the European network DNA (Departures and Arrivals).
Co-funding by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
17-18 September 2015
Sainctelettesquare 20 – 1000 Brussel