Ana by Ouananiche
11 October 2012, 21:00
ANA delves into the delirious memory of a troubled woman, as if, at the threshold of death, we are invited into a vision of her life, played out in obsessive motifs: sex, imprisonment, old age, water, paranoia, death.
Her souvenirs are interlaced in a spiral of sensations, phantasmagoric desires, subliminal reminiscences, all within the organized frenzy of schizophrenia.
Immersive, somber, insistent, Ouananiche’s audio/visual performance explores the body and the noises it generates as well as the intimate interaction between image and sound, pushing both image and sound to nearly imperceptible limits. The performance recomposes a vision of a woman’s life through the sounds that are distorted, wound up, split, and fractured, along u completely unedited score.
ANA is a live audio/visual performance of an extreme sensuality, constructed from bits and pieces of the feature length film Amer by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. At the border of film, video art, music and digital art, the video-music fabric that is woven by Ouananiche seeks those gaps where artistic codes and languages clash, those troubled spaces where the spectator and the artist must adapt to a new equilibrium.
ANA, created by Ouananiche, is an AV performance presented by Eastern Bloc, in collaboration with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. ANA was produced with post-production support provided by PRIM in the context of the joint residency program PRIM - Eastern Bloc.
Location: Imperial Cinema