COSMOPOL

video still COSMOPOL

video still COSMOPOL

video still COSMOPOL

video still COSMOPOL

Description

DANCE FILM
16 mm, super8 / HD Transfer
2014
11 minutes

COSMOPOL is a first dance film by a young Polish choreographer Ola Maciejewska. Watching COSMOPOL is like talking with a ghost of Maya Deren, one of the most recognized female artists of American experimental cinema of the first half of the 20th century. In this film, Maciejewska learns and appropriates tricks of experimental film to re- enact a dream. In this particular dream she is levitating in outer space. Dance and special effects are being paired to critically explore perceptual mode of immersion. To experience the dream anew COSMOPOL was shoot in 16mm and super8. With the film as a medium, once the camera is rolling, one is never entirely able to predict what will be the final outcome, COSMOPOL incorporates film as part of the reflection on dreaming, escapism and the unexpected.

Credits:
Conception, performance: Ola Maciejewska
Camera: Ieva Kabasinskaite, Ville Piippo,
Edit: Ieva Kabasinskaite
Sound: Thomas Laigle
Assistance: Léo Gobin, Louise Siffert, Valentine Solé
Administration: Sandra Orain
Duration: 10 min / loop
Production: Théâtre de l’Usine and Ola Maciejewska

With kind support:
la maison de l’Astronomie / FR
Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers / FR
CND Pantin / FR
La Ménagerie de verre / FR
L’abominable / FR
Vivarium Studio / FR