Three things Marta
Media: Bbc radio show from 1964 by Delia Derbyshire and B… Accounts of peoples dreams – male and female voices – soundscape using personal accounts which communicate on a universal level. How can we embrace these accounts through art? An intimate deep engagement with the world rather then “external” one. This is in relation to dreams (or rather a parallel reality) because already working with stories and using my own dreams – extracting narrative from it.
Video “Ely” by Italian artist Andrea Dojmi, 15 min The piece both fascinates and infuriates. Why? Perhaps because is too nostalgic – is nostalgia relevant? Can it become nostalgia for nostalgia? This video is quite similar to my work (or what I aim to). Dream-like logic – bouncing between tenses, changing speeds, keeping space for the viewer (to contemplate?) the gaps seem important – for the viewers thoughs? Precise descriptions but also poetic.
Text Fiction novel “Rings of Saturn” by Sebald The book is about a journey written in the first person. Personal accounts, encountering people, objects, spaces – these take the protagonist to different places and you can follow (as a reader), it jumps from one reality to another. *very skilled transitions Characters are from different time periods. Stories sometimes contradict. Nostalgia used as a navigating tool. The author also choses and formats visual elements with text. Touching on ‘heavy’ subjects in subtle ways.
Q Larisa: How do you look at your dreams and bring them into your work? Q Anastasia: How does dreamlogic and documentary footage compare in tone? Fictions? A: Factual description is underrated, perhaps they are not as much in opposition.
Media: Sound, piece composed for a radio show, 1964 people's accounts about dreams track about falling interest in using personal accounts - to let them communicate in a more universal level how one can embrace this types of accounts or personal experiences in an art practice
my motivation - conviction about the relevance of such practices
it might seem a bit difficult not looking on the outside world - deep engagement with the world outside - but not obvious We all have the info we want - superficial subjects (through media) My attitude is in oppose - concentrated on something close, direct access Interested in dreams Parallel reality that has ability to inform very often.
dreams: trying to work with stories/dreams -> using my dream - as a narrative in the video
italian artist, Andrea Dojmi, ELY
both infuries and like fascinated + but not sure if it's good delight, but is it nostalgic? -nostalgia - current? how relevant it is? what does it make - is it a tool? what kind of tool?
what if nostalgia for nostalgia's sake?
-picked bc: relevant - similar on how I think with video - appropriate and describe my practice
-fragmentary pieces, dream logic, bouncing between tenses
-also: space for the viewer
-image + narration + sound - assemble for space
-playing with the gaps
-book + video – poetic + documentary
-details of the spaces
-navigating in the dream-like logic
Rings of Saturn - W.G. Sebald
-fiction - personal accounts - a journey East England on the coastline - 1st person - encountering characters, buildings, objects, make him jump to another time tense
space, geographical, etc
-chapters loosely linked
-every chapter -
-transported without knowing
-different time periods
-stitching together different
-nostalgic and relevant
-nostalgia as a tool - able to navigate between places and tenses and stories
-fascinated by the book - images (from the author)
-playing with the images
-super important subjects in a "light" way/subtle way
the questions: nostalgia
gap - space
Q1: dreams brough in the work?
Short video - with my dreams
Q2: the poetic/dream logic against documentary (real) - tension between. Why can't be doc be poetic?
How is this logic different for you?
-doc can be poetic ->
-describing stuff - underestimate the descriptive mode (similar relation)
the same level - as the other