Saturday, September 16, 2006

Lady Africa is a heroine

["Lady Africa is a heroine of silent resistance with bounteous bosoms of comforting tenderness. Her constitution is strong but her sacrifices are endless. Her pain is a stab deep into the aorta of the Earth."]

On his expedition to the depths of the African continent, recording more misery, Sam Renseiw was introduced to Lady and Queen Africa, never meeting Stanley. View the outcome by clicking here or enter the small hut on the left above. (patafim #254, 01'42''. 7.9 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version for PC available here)


Blogger Zoe Tati said...

that is surreal !!
thought that Jens Bjerre was the last to have this experience. And who is really the cannibal here - the man with the camera ?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:31:00 am  
Anonymous sam said...

Actually, it's pure reality!

The video is one (of many) posted attempts to record some of the amazing interactions happening between the public and the performers in Signa Soerensen's latest performance play "Seven Tales of Misery" ( Performing at Plex, Copenhagen, Sept. 9 - 30). Try the links in the posted texts on patalab02 last week, for more info.

Signa's amazing performances, always with superb, somehow surreal -between Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and all- "staging", and well "instructed" performers, radically involves the "audience" in the set "dramaturgy". Thus, creating a consistent blur between the realities of the strict drama unfolding and the biassed imagination of the involved "public".

Although these kinds of performances have been tried before, her plays always seem to challenge this genre to an utmost sharp edge, where renewed reflection on the topics presented unfolds, quite disturbingly. Her ability to transform usual or unusual theatric settings is phenomenal.

With the (rappidly appearing) series of short videos from the performance (lasting 4 hours everytime! ) on patalab02, I have tried to investigate how the concepts and stratagems of vlogging could, eventually, be creatively expanded.

This, funnily, resulted quite rapidly in having most of the US. viewers, subscribing for instance to patalab02 via feedburner or meefedia, to drop out.
I guess it is more than this type of audience can comprehend, blinded by TV schemata.
At the same time more viewers from France, Canada and South America tuned in.

Thanks for your comment.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:51:00 am  

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