Untitled Mind

Snapshot from Untitled Mind

Film for installation and cinematic presentation

INTRODUCTION
"Untitled Mind" is a multilayered mapped projection design conceived as a short film video dance piece that explores the otherness in the self, focusing in the idea of the
mirrored one, the creative ability, the dream, the unconscious mind.
Directed and filmed by Laia Cabrera, the piece is based on an original idea by Catherine Correa in collaboration with awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia.
The piece features two actors/dancers Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham with assistand director and video installation by Isabelle Duverger,
music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, sound design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre and Arooj Aftab, assistant production by Florencia Minniti.

PROJECT NARRATIVE
The piece is a multimedia video and sound installation inspired by Emma Jung notion of the "Amandus": "The Amandus lures the girl into his house, gives her wine to drink and afterwards takes her into the underground (psyche) to kill her. As he prepares himself for this, a sort of intoxication overcomes the girl. In a sudden impulse of love, she embraces the murderer, who is immediately robbed of his power and dissolves after promising to stand by her side in the future as a helpful spirit." Both rest in harmony in the bed of the unconscious.
Two dancers, a man and a woman as one individual, its body and consciousness being interpreted as a duality. Their characters are gradually revealed through fragments of action and their relationship evolves through different moods and states. The significance of the moment is explored as time is slowed down, reverse, invert, stretched, speeded up, repeated and stopped. One feeds the other with inputs from reality, until the other finally becomes aware of itself and awakes to resume the other's power. It becomes a conflict between what is reality and what are the intentions of one towards the other. The ordinary scene of a dinner becomes the absurdity of the human dysfunctionality, the growing of the one becomes the suffocation of the other, for one to live, the other one has to disappear. At the beginning, you could read the piece as an ordinary couple with a conflict in roles, until the moment the roles shift, the gravity changes, the reality is composed and tricked, the locations disturbed, and chaos enters the scene. Unconscious feelings, unconscious or automatic skills, unnoticed perceptions, unconscious thoughts, unconscious habits and automatic reactions, complexes, hidden phobias and concealed desires.

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION
The piece premiered at Nuit Blanche Washington DC 2013, as a simultaneous indoor/outdoor projection art installation, through a tryptich of textured glass windows of the Wonderbread Factory in Shaw. From the outside, the piece was visible on the facade of the building. Inside, the piece also had its own sound design.
On the next presentation in the future art center of Jersey City during the group exhibition JCAST HQ in 2018, the installation was made a mirroring dyptich, projected on textured glass windows with sound installation.
In 2019, the piece was presented as a dyptich projection with a sound installation in the group exhibition "Drink me, Taste me" of the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, NY.

CREDITS
Directed by Laia Cabrera
Projection Mapping, Video and Sound Installation by Isabelle Duverger
Based on an original idea by Catherine Correa in collaboration with awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia
Choreography by Alexandre Proia
Dancers: Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham
Cinematography and Editing by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Production Design and Visual effects by Isabelle Duverger
Music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, performed by Javier Moreno Sanchez and Cat Toren
Sound Design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre
Sound Recording by Arooj Aftab
Assistant production: Florencia Minniti and Lluis Tarrida

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Untitled Mind Video and Sound Installation Mapping at Nuit Blanche Art All Night DC 2013

"Unitlted Mind" Video and Sound Installation with Mapping (Simultaneous Indoor and Outdoor) at Nuit Blanche - Art All Night DC 2013
Photo credit: vithayaphotography

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