Going up, (Funicular),(V.1), 2014, 1:34 minutes, digital color video & sound, part of a two-channel full-color installation. Made in Slovenia.
This improvisation performed during public hours on the funicular to the Ljubljana Castle in Ljubljana Slovenia on December 19 2014, is at once a public intervention and dance video. Sounds of the funicular motor, visitors talking and outside noises can be heard overlaid with an electronic soundtrack. The movements respond to the lines and space within the funicular, the slow progression of the vehicle up the ramp and as well as reflect the affection of these two dancers that are frequent collaborators. This short film reveals the contrasting textures of nubby blue sweaters, stark grey metal, soft warm flesh, radiant hair all against the blue open sky and terracotta roof landscape visible through the smooth clear glass walls of the micro-space.
Dancers: Maja Kalafatić and Evin Hadzialjevic
Music: "Respiration" by Podington Bear, Creative Commons usage
Made with support from the Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti (JSKD), (Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities) and the Ljubljanski grad.