After long enough time I finally had the chance to collaborate with the brilliant movement artist Kazuma Glen Motomura and shoot this little dance film.
During a night bus ride on my way to Berlin the idea was born, and within a few hours from my arrival the film was recorded. The choreography unfolded itself just by doing, playing, trying out. The workflow has been smooth and nearly effortless, despite the intimidating German winter, which on that day tested well our level of engagement.
This little film has been a spontaneous birth that offered the possibility of experimenting with the idea of having a frame and to see how much freedom can be gained by having a limitation. In the case of Un Passage, we started from the simple idea of crossing a street, transiting from A to B and by questioning the pre-conditions of the setting, we suggested a tiny act of poetic terrorism.
Un Passage, Berlin, 2017
Kazuma Glen Motomura – dance and choreography
Alex Zampini – film and editing
Ariella Hirshfeld – woman in the car
Barnaby Tree and Alex Zampini – soundtrack