This film is the result of a movement exploration based on the theme of body isolations. The starting point was an anatomical research on the movement of all synovial joints on the body, followed by a research on Laban’s methodology and Kova, which is the movement language that La Veronal has been developing, based on both body isolations and Laban.
In the early beginning of the process, whilst recollecting a lot of information for the proposal, I kept finding interesting connections to other themes where a movement research could emerge, when I started questioning to myself what would be a body isolation and what would not. In the end, I had to be realistic and simplify it, but there was one of these themes that I decided to keep even though as a secondary thing to my research. It is the non-verbal communication hand signs. I find really interesting how people can communicate in different contexts with a movement code that both interlocutors know, almost like a dance supporting the words or even in some occasions without any need of words, and that there are many movement codes depending on culture and context. But still, the main point of my research was the body isolations, so my aim was to collect this gestures from different contexts and merge them into this other abstract language.
The lockdown has also made its influence in my project by converting my house into a studio, so suddenly a whole new world of possibilities to play with opened. I did consider the inclusivity of furniture and objects before the lockdown, but not until the point where the scenography has now become an important feature of the piece.
The title PLASTICINE, makes reference to the never-ending game of moving the articulations in space, making connections with each other and creating different shapes and volumes.
Music: Heard About You Last Night by Mogwai (I do not own the rights to this music, no copyright intended)