Color ode – About “It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon” by Ulla von Brandenburg
It all begins with the color immediately revealed in its fabric form at first geometric fabric overlays becoming more informs and opening the ritual.
No cuts, no editing, a danced continuum that strikes the color, suspends it.
The duration conceived as stream, asserts itself as video and dance’s qualitative foundation: a color phenomenology.
It makes itself spot in its etymological sense as light hole and takes place thanks to the interaction of the seven performers in a totally neutral white space where the only scenographic element is constituted by a staircase. The danced flow ritual aspect is even more assertive thanks to this scenic element and the color dance doesn’t stay as a xenophilic dance: the dancers themselves are colors that show themeselves in their interaction.
In dancing they praise themselves in the articulate study of the poses and always praise themselves by placing the color as the object of interaction. It seems to develop an “eidetic intuition” between the parties involved that reaches its accomplishment in the final and self- sufficient manifestation of the color left alone.
It ‘s all a “ta ta ta” this film that dictates a revelation in a stage set that emphasizes the rituality and is the essential key point of conjunction with the video.
Cermonial and enduring:
tic – red
tac – red
tac – green
The colors reveal their non perimeter standing always between concealment and disclosure and in constant agitation as in a picture which is a three-dimensional flow.
By Emiliano Aversa
Ulla von Brandeburg, It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, 2016
Digital color video, transferred from Super 16 mm film, with sound, 22 min.
At Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National form 12 to 15 January 2017.
Now on view at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Conception and direction
Ulla von Brandenburg
Duncan Evennou, Hélène Iratchet, Christophe Ives, Viviana Moin, Giuseppe Molino, Benoît Résillot, Pauline Simon
First assistant camera
Chief Lighting Technician
Post Production Supervisor
Executive Production Officer
Props and Costume Assistants
Valentina Dotti, Carina Solothurnmann
Karo Sieben, Nogent-l’Artaud