This is a site-specific dance performance created for the opening of “Stop Violence” exhibition at Seniwati Art Space, Singapadu (Bali, Indonesia).
The piece was inspired initially by the theme of the exhibition, the artwork and the performance space itself. Developing this theme I wanted to express the need to stop the violence that humans inflict on nature; so evident in the Balinese landscape.
The movements were generated by the dancers in response to the idea of being violated and how collectively we violate others and nature.
“Bantu Dan Bantu”, Balinese for “help and Help” is, as the title suggests, a cry for help: a cry from a violated soul, and a cry to restore peace both within and without ourselves.
Dancers: Monica De-Ioanni, Junet Juniarta
Director and Choreographer: Monica De Ioanni
Video and sound editor: Liam Baker
This piece was developed thanks to the support of Ny Nyoman Sani Artistic director of Saniwati Art Space
Collaboration between Haleh Jamali and Monica De Ioanni
2012, Video projection, Loop, HD, 3:49 minutes, color, for single channel projection
Rooted is a result of a joint artist residency in Inverleith House Gallery & Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh where Haleh Jamali (Visual artist) and Monica De Ioanni (Performer) collaborated together for a second time.
Videographer: Haleh Jamali
Performer: Monica De Ioanni
Soundscape: Liam Baker
Sponsors: Inverleith House Gallery, The Royal Botanic Garden- Stills Gallery