LE COIN PARAJANOV #2
I meet the other in his absence.
Can I know him when he is no longer there?
The common thread connecting us is the understanding of life as a window through which the images one observes are transformed into a succession of hybrid and dreamlike landscapes aimed at honouring memory, beauty, ancestors and the invisible. I want to establish a magic circuit between Parajanov's memories, archival images and symbols of the unconscious, and my own creative process to give a new form to a mirror-meeting in his absence. A requiem to a whole life of resistance, research of beauty and an ode to freedom. A pilgrimage that leads me to retrace the artist's steps. And following his footsteps, like an initiatory journey, be able to find my own personal collages.
For me, it is a question of documenting Parajanov's work, consulting the archives (letters, writings, audiovisual archives) and going to meet those who knew him. An investigation that allows me to compile stories, images and anecdotes. We are all reflected in an attempt to reconstruct a memory, a collective memory. From these materials, I create an installation and a perfroming act.
Le Coin Parajanov #2 took the form of a 2 hours ritual research performance in Hay art Cultural Centre.
Sound Installation: ASNAMUS
Performer: Ainara López (Spain- Switzerland)
Theatrum Phonosophicum /Leopoldo Siano & Shushan Hyusnunts (Germany)