PERSONA-ANIMA (TRIPTYCH) 2011
The three films are each set within the same infinitely reflective mirrored cube and all are filmed from a fixed camera position as unedited, single takes.
The specifically determined film set acts as a catalyst for the three, individual, not directed, collaborative performances that take place within it.
The subject/performer has a certain amount of trust in his reflection, resisting and identifying at the same time but never converging, reality remaining ambiguous.
The films flow forward from beginning to end and then in reverse from end to beginning before looping, structurally suggesting infinite continuity, a psychological ‘Mobius Strip’.
‘NARCOTIC-EROTIC, EROTIC-NARCOTIC’ (2011)
-DANAS DEMONSTRATES THAT TO BE A MAN IS NOT A GIVEN CONDITION BUT A CONTINUOUS EFFORT. THE BODY AS INSEPERABLE FROM THE GAZE THAT CONSTITUTES IT.
A SELF ALWAYS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING.
PERFORMER: DANAS URNIEZIUS
FIXED CAMERA, SINGLE TAKE, UNEDITED, DIGITAL FILM.
26:41 MINUTES FORWARD, 26:41 MINUTES REVERSE, 53:22 LOOPED.