Story of shapes – Extended Blue

“Story of Shapes-Extended Blue”

An installation-performance

A collaboration by Elma Riza (installation concept, performance) / Mireia Aragones (performance) / Eric Wong (Sound)

2015-2017

Duration:  20 min. – 60 min.

The story began as a solo work and became in December 2015 extended. This research is about imaginary and real space, a visual and acoustic composition in constant transformation. The performers and musician work with the idea of shapes as a starting point and deal with the different aspects and topics emerging from this visual element. The bodies become a still picture for a moment and is part of the visual composition, along with the minimal soundscape and pulses, jumping back to movements and improvisation. It is a constant change between abstraction and a living story, questioning how space can influence us and our actions, and change our perception of time.

“Story of Shapes – Extended Blue” is a work in Progress, we give the focus on the process and for it understand the performance as practice. It´s a endless process, each performance is new but in the same time is the continuity of the last one.

„Story of Shapes“ is about a sensitive dialog between the body and the shape. The improvisation switches continuously between poetic fictions and graphic research. For it we use tapes to have the possibility to change every time the configuration of space.

Blue is what solicits a certain way of looking from me, it is what allows itself to be palpated by a specific movement of my gaze. It is a certain field or a certain atmosphere offered to the power of my eyes and of my entire body. (Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1945)

Photos: Luca S / IMPREVU #9 / Mime Centrum Berlin / December 2015

Video / SPACE/TIME FESTIVAL / Flutgraben Berlin / February 2016

Video / Xchange Festival / EDEN Studio Berlin / July 2016

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Eric Wong born 1981 in Minneapolis, MN, grew up in Hong Kong, a guitarist and computer musician. Although he has taken some lessons in younger age, he is pretty much an autodidact. After spending years going between rock and electronic music, his current focus are free improvisation and sound manipulation.
Currently based in Berlin, and having been performed in Germany, Hong Kong, China, USA, China, Poland, etc. Besides solo works, other projects he is also involved include rock duo Meta Fog with Sascia Pellegrini patchworking pop culture montage, musical collective Stoic Strangers with Wilson Tsang plus other Hong Kong based musicians, and improvisational guitar/piano duo Se Noh Te with Eunice Martins.
Mireia Aragones born 1983 in Barcelona, is researching about the meaning and conditions of presence since more than10 years. Her path has brought her through Contemporary Dance, BMC, Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Meditation and Buddhism; finding big inspiration in teachers like Julien Hamilton, Kirstie Simson, Martin Keogh or Martha Eddy. She learns, dance, teaches in Berlin since 2008, and until 2011 performs in collaboration with other dancers, musicians and visual artists. Since 2011 her research on presence­performance-state­whatisthisallabout is mostly been developed in the multidisciplinary performative projects The Meeting Point Berlin (until 2014), regular study groups like Imprevu Collective (since 2014) and in her classes and Workshops. mireiaaragones.wix.com/consciousmovement

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