Attakkalari India Biennial 2013 / FACETS Artist in Residency
* Video excerpts are from a rehearsal, not the final presentation for public (4 minutes from a 20 minute work).
Artistic Direction, Choreography: Isak Immanuel
Performance, Collaboration: Surjit Nongmeikapam, Yeonwoo Na, Isak Immanuel
Sound/Music: Kazuhito Yamashita, Isak Immanuel, Anonymous from youtube, various
Spoken/Recorded Interviews from Satyajit Ray, Abu Mussab Wajdi Aakkari, Jeff Wall, Jiddu Krishnamurti
“ANICONIC”, is an interdisciplinary dance performance negotiating materials, images, and a sense of place. A central inquiry is the conceptual, religious, and personal ideas of the iconic. Here, the work is articulated by the terrain of still tableaus and their ability to reflect on precarious notions of a “soul” or ideas of “presence”. In a process of image making and unmaking, the work acts in an uncertain space, questioning the object quality of human relationships and the life of objects.