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Persona

Manon de Boer & Latifa Laâbissi

HD video, color, 4:3, no dialogue, BE/FR, 2022, 31’

Persona turns a cinematic gaze on Écran Somnambule (2012), a performance by Latifa Laâbissi, that is in turn based on the film “Mary Wigman tanzt” (1930), an excerpt of her “Hexentanz” (1926). In the film, a physical experience of the disruptive power of the masked figure is conveyed in a circumscribing camera movement.

Conception and design of the figure in Écran Somnambule (2012) Nadia Lauro
Cinematography Léo Lefèvre
Camera assistant Alexandre Cabanne
Grip Corentin Geisen
Light Thomas Bojan & Ludovic Rivière
Sound recording, editing & mixing Laszlo Umbreit
Editing Manon de Boer
Grading Paul Millot at Cobalt
Produced by Auguste Orts & Figure Project
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund & arts centre BUDA

Persona has been on display at the following locations:

Dance First Think Later Geneve, (CH) Thursday, Oct 6 2022 Art Fair Basel, (CH) Jun 13–Jun 19 2022 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Jun 7 2022 FRAC Bretagne Rennes, (FR) Mar 18–Mar 20 2022 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Mar 1 2022