“UNTITLED MIND” is a film for installation and cinematic presentation that explores the otherness in the self, focusing in the idea of the mirrored one, the creative ability, the dream, the unconscious mind.
Directed and filmed by Laia Cabrera, the piece is based on an original idea by Catherine Correa in collaboration with awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia. The piece features two actors/dancers Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham with production design and visual effects by Isabelle Duverger, music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, sound design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre and Arooj Aftab, assistant production by Florencia Minniti.
The piece is inspired by Emma Jung’s notion of the “Amandus”: “The Amandus lures the girl into his house, gives her wine to drink and afterwards takes her into the underground (psyche) to kill her. As he prepares himself for this, a sort of intoxication overcomes the girl. In a sudden impulse of love, she embraces the murderer, who is immediately robbed of his power and dissolves after promising to stand by her side in the future as a helpful spirit.” Both rest in harmony in the bed of the unconscious mind.
Two dancers, a man and a woman as one individual, its body and consciousness being interpreted as a duality. Their characters are gradually revealed through fragments of action and their relationship evolves through different moods and states. The significance of the moment is explored as time is slowed down, reverse, invert, stretched, speeded up, repeated and stopped. One feeds the other with inputs from reality, until the other finally becomes aware of itself and awakes to resume the other's power.
It becomes a conflict between what is reality and what are the intentions of one towards the other.
The ordinary scene of a dinner becomes the absurdity of the human dysfunctionality, the growing of the one becomes the suffocation of the other, for one to live, the other one has to disappear.
At the beginning, you could read the piece as an ordinary couple with a conflict in roles, until the moment the roles shift, the gravity changes, the reality is composed and tricked, the locations disturbed, and chaos enters the scene.
Unconscious feelings, unconscious or automatic skills, unnoticed perceptions, unconscious thoughts, unconscious habits and automatic reactions, complexes, hidden phobias and concealed desires.
There is no narrative closure, in which everything in a story ties up and makes sense by the end.
Film for installation and cinematic presentation
Directed by Laia Cabrera
Based on an original idea by Catherine Correa
and awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia
Dancers: Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham
Choreography by Alexandre Proia
Production Design and Visual effects by Isabelle Duverger
Visual concept, Camera and Editing by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Music by Javier Moreno Sanchez
performed by Javier M. Sanchez and Cat Toren
Sound Design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre
Sound Recording by Arooj Aftab
Assistant production: Florencia Minniti and Lluis tarrida
Projection Design and Video Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger