swissnex Brazil presents WOMB, a film with three-dimensional audio and a visual cinematographic object. Directed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin, WOMB combines stereoscopic images, dance, visual art, and music to present three-dimensional bodies as an abstract analogy of the unfolding of life, from fullness to emptiness.
The exhibit is part of the official programme of Panorama Festival, a traditional event that brings innovative, provocative and unique artworks to the public audience such as performances, movies, workshops, labs, and roundtables. One whole day of the Festival will be devoted to discussing the use of new technologies in contemporary art, the body, and choreographical interfaces.
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Directed by Gilles Jobin, WOMB is an existential tracking shot, an abstract analogy of life’s journey that draws on the depth of space and the volume of bodies to trigger a thoughtful and emotional response. Designed and conceived for 3D technology, WOMB deploys an immersive strategy. Always moving forward, the three dancers Susana Panadés Diaz, Martin Roehrich and Gilles Jobin himself progress through a sequence shot from one stage to the next.
Recognised for his groundbreaking work in choreography, Gilles Jobin began producing dance pieces in 1995 which earned him the acclaim of both the critics and the public. He soon established himself as a leading independent choreographer in Europe. To this day, Gilles Jobin has produced over 20 works, some of which, including A+B=X (1997) and The Moebius Strip (2001), are considered benchmarks on the world stage.
When: January 19, 21:00 (two exhibits)
Where: Kinoplex São Luiz – Sala 3 (Rua do Catete, 311 – Catete, Rio de Janeiro)
Runtime: 32 minutes