THE VISITANTS (2009) collaboration with Alix Eynaudi

A sensual discovery of the world by two alien girls and some strange encounters…
“The body is the physical aspect of the personality and movement is the personality made visible.” writes Mary Starks Whitehouse, who developed a practice in the 50’ called Authentic Movement.

Looking through the lens of self development theories and practices, the movie The Visitants proposes the spectator to witness the inner journey of two performers, exposing an intimate experience (authentic movement) to the gaze of the audience and thus perverting the primary goal of the technic at hand by turning it into a performance technic.

In this movie, a therapeutic practice is transformed into a dance practice and ultimately put in relation with another body practice: Body Building…
The projection of the film is accompanied by live action.The audience, after watching the film, is confronted with a group of body builders practicing Authentic Movement.

 

CREDITS

concept: Alix Eynaudi and Agata Maszkiewicz
directed by: Alix Eynaudi, Agata Maszkiewicz and Vincent Tirmarche
filming, editing, sound: Vincent Tirmarche
with: Mohhamad Alimohammadi, KenechuKwu Anasiudu aka Lion, Alix Eynaudi, Thomas Gandon, Christian Klee, Roman Kronberger & Agata Maszkiewicz
production: Margarita Production for The Other vzw & Lisa Schmidt / VierHochDrei (D)
in partnership with: Buda Kunstencentrum (B), Workspace Brussels (B)
with help from Superamas/Tanzquartier Wien (“vienna lounge’) (A)
special thanks to: Faris Endris Rahoma & Marcus Hinterthuer
thanks to: Andrea Krahofer, Barbara Feldmann from Tiergarten Schönbrunn (A) & Gym Citythong (A)

 

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To find out more about Alix’s Eynaudi work please check the website:

http://www.alixeynaudi.com/

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