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ALBAN OVANESSIAN 

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A/R

building site

« The ambition to build for two has found its end, turning this partitioned space promised to become our common future into an uninhabited chapel where the remnants of our existences are caught in an endless pattern. »

 

In a building site where some construction tools are spread out : empty paint cans, a high ladder and neon lights lit under waves of plastic sheets covering the floor. 

Three televisions and an overhead projector broadcast a looping video sequence, exposing different constellations, where two men interact; leading to a clear contrast between the presence of the two protagonists in the monitors and their physical absence in this abandoned space. 

As the only indicator of their presence, the monitors invite the audience to muse over the orchestration among absence, individuality, interlocking, partnering and conjoining bodies through the repeated video sequence. 

 

Their physical form is highlighted by a thermal light design where the two bodies only find themselves dancing side by side when an other dancer inked into each of the two bodies is dancing in synchronicity. 

Thus, leaving the impression that their only attachment is to a simple moving body.

CREDITS AND MENTIONS. 

V ISUAL CAPTATION - ED ITING/ 

ALBAN OVANESSIAN HE.HIM/THEY.THEM. 

DANCERS/

ROBINSON CASSARINO HE.HIM, ALBAN OVANESSIAN HE.HIM/THEY.THEM. 

DURATION OF THE WORK/ 

1H30. 

PLACE/

P.A.R.T.S STUDIOS.

EVENT/ 

P.A.R.T.S AT WORK #6 (MARCH 2016). 

CURATED BY/ 

SIEN VAN DYCKE  SHE.HER,TESSA HALL SHE.HER. 

TECHN ICAL SUPPORT/ 

MAUREEN BATOR SHE.HER, EIMI LEGGETT SHE.HER, MAMADOU WAGUE HE.HIM. 

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