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1070 Brussels, Belgium


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:

Jeu de Paume Paris, (FR) Tuesday, Jan 9 2024 Plastique danse flore Versailles, (FR) Sep 9–Sep 10 2023 Jan Mot Brussels, (BE) Jan 28–Mar 11 2023 Short Film Festival London, (GB) Wednesday, Jan 25 2023 Centre Pompidou Paris, (FR) Saturday, Dec 10 2022 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