Iryna - Backbender
HD Video. No sound. Dimensions: Variable.
IRYNA – BACKBENDER focuses on close-ups of the fascinating but awkward and taut shapes in the body of a contortionist. The twisted legs, the spine bent backwards, joints perversely rotated to impossible degrees and the ever present rictus of a smile, the eyes alone revealing the immense effort and pain in the performer.
'Mac Donaldi - King of Soap Bubbles'
16 mm film transfer to DVD. Duration: 6.20 min. Dimensions: Variable. .
A mystical Macdonaldi appears as a god-like being, a master of his own universe. Omnipotent yet playful he creates mesmerizing smoke-filled bubbles that hover in the air before their brief existence draws to an inevitable close with a pop and a puff of smoke.
Filmed in front of a live audience at Coma – Center for Opinions in Music and Art, Berlin 11. November 2008
Video installation by Trine Lise Nedreaas.
Extract. A hula-hooper spins glowing hoops around her body. Like a micro solar system, she keeps the hoops moving, rhythmically orbiting them around herself, using her own body as an axis.