SAMSÃRA / Performance
Le Dansoir Karine Saporta, Paris [04.2009].
Design, direction, music : Nicolas Guerrero
Acting, dance : Sylvia Hillard
Supports : National Center for Dance (CND), Pantin - France / Le Dansoir Karine Saporta, Paris / Culture Department of Champigny-sur-Marne, France / CRAC 2010, Contemporary Art Festival of Champigny, France / Le Chant des Egrégores, Association / A3-Art Contemporary Art Festiva, Paris.
Website -> samsara.nicoguerrero.com
Samsãra is a video project from a long experimental process of creation. Recordings of public performances (Dansoir of Karine Saporta, Paris / National Center for Dance, Pantin 93...) are used as audio / video materials, embedded in a virtual way of a manual gluing.
Exhibited in the shape of installation, the SAMSÃRA video is divided into several sequences and shows a metaphorical fable on the concept of desire and its ambivalence (the movement it impulses / the dissatisfaction it generates).
A solitary blue masked character wanders aimlessly through a urban no man's land created by a virtual editing of natural and industrial landscapes photographed around the world (mainly in Iceland, Japan and France).
In contact with everyday objects but devoid of meaning, this being almost animal tries by a strange ritual of making one with the object of his desire and its environment, in the permanent frustration of never being able to be these ones.
Through these unknown spaces, the crossing turns into a initiatic & cathartic experience.
Neither short film nor contemporary dance performance or musical concert, Samsara is perhaps all at once, inviting the viewer to project themselves with empathy in this strange mirror-world.
Dedicated to Beatrice Martin.