photo: Marco Pezzati

Solo Siento

“This disturbed fog of shadows, raging within, how can I dissolve it?” Raymond Queneau Zaides dances on stage, his shadow falls on a white screen at the back of the stage. As he moves, the shadow follows his steps, twitching or changing its form until no longer resembling a human figure. The mimetic practice reveals an inner struggle, an intensive dynamics that leaves Zaides lying on the ground in a state of exhaustion. A video projection portrays a dream-like scene: The shadow multiplies to creates hybrid shapes, while Zaides’ body hovers in mid air or bounces off the ground as if unconstrained by gravity.  Solo Siento was premiered at the Curtain Up Festival, Tel Aviv, 2005.

Credits & Collaborators

By Arkadi Zaides, Shira Miasnik Choreography & dance Arkadi Zaides Video Shira Miasnik Music Adam Scheflan, Leni Ben Basat Sound mastering Ronen Rot Costume Brigitte Cartier (Baladi Company)
23 October 2017

In a weekly event throughout the season, ​Dansehallerne presents meetings between affiliated artists and guests. In the upcoming session which topic is 'Choreography or Activism?' Arkadi Zaides will have a conversation with the choreographer Efva Lilja.

15—19 November 2017

The experience and representation of collectivity are closely linked to an active act of imagination and representation where identities are not just given but constructed and performed. Thus, artistic and theoretical practices matter in this process of chosen or imposed filiations and legacies. What does it mean when a body, in the desire of having something in common, of sharing certainty, stands in for a broader cause? How do gestures and movement equip us with a sense of recognition, with a feeling of home? And where does collectivity end up in monitoring our imagination and introduce (self-)censorship? “Violence of Inscriptions #3” will host Farah Saleh, Frédéric Pouillaude, deufert&plischke, Jens R. Giersdorf, Didem Pekün, Kat Francois and Invernomuto for the 3ed event in the series.

Usages Géopolitiques Des Images

What influence do images have on migration policies? How do dictatorial regimes produce their imagery? Is there an ethical way to document war zones? USAGES GÉOPOLITIQUES DES IMAGES is a new publication that sets to examine these issues through the works of various contemporary artists. The book compiles the writing of twelve contributors, among them is Frédéric Pouillaude, whose essay examines  Zaides' practice over the past years.