This is a 5-min cut from the first live performance of CLIMAX (which was 43 mins) by Martin Bricelj (video) and Tengal (sound) on April 3, 2010 at Fully Booked U-view cinema at the Fort, Manila, PH.
Only transition effects (audio) were used in this cut. All other effects were part of the performance, and some scenes were re-arranged for this teaser.
Shot on a Sony HD cam c/o Waise Azimi.
CLIMAX is an episodic live cinema research-project consisting of many reiterations and incarnations. It is presented as a performance collective, assembling artists and musicians together to create interpretations in the various episodes.
CLIMAX allows us to reimagine and requestion our changing realities and our collective subconscious through the structure of a non-linear episodic projection:
(PHOBIA / STIGMA / CAMOUFLAGE / PANOPTICON / IDENTITY / VACUUM / PSALM)
Climax is interested in the necessity of the cartography of our collective desires and the nuances of our common experiences. By doing so, we intend to present Climax as a project that maps out connections, allowing ideas from various cultures traveled to cross-pollinate, and create new and interesting possibilities.
Climax is a pseudo-narrative about the contemporary pseudo-individual.
It is a poetically atheistic psalm built with the daily fragments or slices of life experience, unforgotten dreams, unattainable desires and the persistence of memory.