Explore Festival #14 – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival
31.10.2019 // WASP Working Art Space and Production //19:30 – 21:00
Matei Bejenaru: ABIS
Premiere / Documentary Film, video-art
Aftertalk: Matei Bejenaru & special guests
The visual poem Abyss has as a starting point the enigmatic personality of the artist Irinel Luciu, prima ballerina at the Romanian Opera in Bucharest in the 50’s-60’s. The film approaches general humanist themes, such as love and devotion, as well as aspects of the condition of the artist who makes fundamental decisions in his life. Traditional techniques of film (overprinting, the use of films with different sensitivities, contrasts and granulations) are also explored, which complete the visual style of the film based on the alternation of carefully constructed frames with spontaneous, subjective ones in the idea of constructing specific visual poetics.