Andres Canovas led this session of the Unit, entitled Movement, Colour and Interferences.
Non static poses in various steps each. The model will carry a basic colour object in one of his hands that could help to trace a movement. Multimedia screen with quotes, audio and images: to be ignored or to be included as best suited.
Try to capture the entire movement. Better focus on the movement than on the steps.
Deconstruct the way we draw the human figure. Develop an emotional response rather than a literal approach to what is happening in front of us.
POSE 1: Nowhere
TIMING: One single pose of 4 minutes in 7 steps
QUOTE 1: ‘In the figurative arts, erotism appears as a relationship between clothing and nudity, therefore it is conditional to the possibility of movement –transition from one state to the other.’ Mario Perniola, quoted by Seth Koven in his book ‘Slumming – Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London’
VIDEO AND AUDIO: ‘Nowhere (2009)’ central scene, tribute to Pina Baush by Dimitris Pappaioannou.
POSES 2: Victorian photographs
TIMING: 10 poses of 2 minutes and in 2 steps each with 30 seconds in between poses.
VIDEO: Montage edited by AC with images from Derek Jarmans’ ‘Blue’ and still images of old early photographs by Bayard, Rejlander, Cornelius and others.
AUDIO: Initial scene of Derek Jarmans’ movie ‘Blue’, ‘The Marbled World’ by Ian Hawgood, ‘Sola Gratia (Part 1)’ by Squirl and ‘Matadjem Yinmixan’ by Tinariwen.
POSES 3: Elegy (Blue) and Zumanity
TIMING: 2 poses of 5 minutes and in 2 steps each, with one minute in between poses.
VIDEO AND AUDIO: First pose: John Zorn’s movie ‘Blue’ from ‘Elegy’; second pose: ‘Two Men’ from the Cirque de Soleil’s show Zumanity in Las Vegas.
POSES 4: Waking Up and Space weaver
QUOTE: ‘Do not look at the world using your eyes only. Is a grey puddle with a full moon, nothing but a puddle? The biggest blindness ever consists in seeing only what everyone else sees.’
From the poem book ‘Puntos de Fuga’ by Lorenzo Olivan.
TIMING: 2 poses of 10 minutes; fist pose in 3 steps, second one in four; one minute in between poses.
VIDEO AND AUDIO: first pose, ‘Making Up’ video by Marieke de Ross and Aurora–Preslav Literary School; second video ‘Space Weaver’ by Lisa Gerrard.
POSES 5: ‘Monte and Tony’ and ‘Monotone Simphony’
TIMING: 2 poses of 20 minutes and in 5 3 steps each.
QUOTE: ‘It is said that that sex is a form of quarrelling because the very essence of desire is argument and its character is perverse’
Kamasutra. Book 2, Chapter 7 ‘Modes of Slapping and the Accompanying Mood’.