Azotara is an experimental video about space, light and body in movement. My intention was to explore the possibility of the art of light and dance. In Azotara we try to make visible what is normally invisible, the voluminosity of light and space. Light, which ordinarily remains on the fringe of consciousness as a vague concept, has a physical presence; and by perceiving Light itself in an empty, abandoned space, rather than a representation of light, we are able to conceptualize more concretely what before may have been loose and abstract. In this environment, light gains a more palpable presence; it becomes the sensory material that allows for a bodily experience of art as an aesthetic experience. We are completely absorb by the space. We perceive different shadows, small and alone in an infinite and unknowable universe. We have no way of locating and positioning ourselves in reality, so we transcend into the infinite unknown.
The light projected on the wall is not natural sunlight; it is artificial, a product of technology, a product of transition. We move in a transitory space, somewhere between something and nothing.
This is an experimental documentary video about the state of the contemporary world, focused on the waste in the Danube river. The main tool used in the film is the natural light, which changes the visual appearance of the waste and turns it into the treasure of the river. Human´s wildness, harshness and poetry reveal the dirtiness of the environment, showing the wisdom of the Earth from an anthropological angle. The poetic frame of the film reflects the passing of time, and questions our future Earth. The abstract and blurry form, which appears in the film, represents fragility, but at he same time remains open to multiple interpretations.
”From dust to light” was made in an old sawmill near Novi Sad. After arriving there, we discovered that it was full of sawdust that we have finally used beside my body as a means of displaying the natural light, coming inside through cracks in the wooden wall. That day never repeated itself. At the sunset, my body and the sawdust were never the same, although we returned to the place several times. The stimulating, burning heat of the color of light turns into an infinite ochre, the lightness of the sawdust becomes an unpleasant rattle, and the movement of my body generates exaggerated, uncoordinated and clumsy movements.
As Adolphe Appia said, light is a very powerful substance, but nevertheless the moments generated by its presence are very fleeting.