SELBSTANLEITUNG

CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFORMANCE Marc Philipp Gabriel

Tanztage Berlin 2008
sophiensaele Berlin

Selbstanleitung ist die spielerische Entdeckungsreise eines Individuums: Ein offengelegter Lernprozess, der genau das in Zeitlupe untersucht, was wir schon lange als selbstverständlich zu übersehen gelernt haben. Wir haben vergessen, dass wir motorisch scheinbar banale Bewegungsabläufe wie Greifen, Gehen oder Sprechen uns als Kinder mühsam Stück für Stück erarbeiten mussten. Sich selbst an den Anfang zurück zu versetzen, also sozusagen die Stunde Null zu inszenieren, belebt die längst vergessene Vielfalt an Möglichkeiten, von denen nur ein Bruchteil Eingang in das automatisierte tägliche Leben geschafft hat. Auf exemplarische Weise wird in Selbstanleitung der routinierte Flötenspieler mit der nötigen Unvoreingenommenheit ausgerüstet, die ihm am Versuchsobjekt Querflöte diesen verborgenen Reichtum entdecken lässt. Das Tempo des inneren Lernprozesses bestimmt dabei den äußeren Rhythmus des Stückes und entwickelt daraus eine ganz eigene, selbstgenerierte Dynamik.

 

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noir & blanc

Tanzfabrik Berlin 2007

PERFORMANCE AND CREATION Léa Lescure & Marc Philipp Gabriel

SALTO (video)

SALTO is a shimmering slow-motion 10-min-rollercoaster of frictions between rocks, skin, saltwater, wind, feathers, fur, moss and concrete. A single panning movement of the camera circumscribes the dramatically contrasting landscapes of Madeira Island, Portugal. When a human body emerges from the ground in a single dance move, time is removed for a moment before everything melts back into matter. Letting the voices of non-human people resonate, SALTO silently comments on the capitalization of nature for colonial and touristic exploitation.

A FILM BY  Marc Philipp Gabriel
CAST  Tizo All
CAMERA / SOUND / EDITING  Marc Philipp Gabriel

Duration: 10 mins.

©2020 Marc Philipp Gabriel

 

 

SCREENINGS

Dance Days Chania – Video Dance
Chania, Crete, Greece / 18 July 2021 / World Premiere
Official Selection

Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas, USA / 28-30 July 2021 / North American Premiere
Official Nomminee

TANZAHOi – International Dance & Dance Film Festival
Hamburg, Germany / 5 September 2021 / German Premiere
Main Programme

DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival
Battle Lake, Minnesota, USA / August 2021
Official Selection

POOL 21 – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN
Berlin, Germany / 9 September 2021
Official Selection

Festival Internacional de Videodanza CUERPO MEDIADO 2021 Edición Serpentina
Santa Fe, Argentina / NOV 22 – 28
Official Selection

IMARP – Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento – Vídeo Dança
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brasil / 13 – 18 December 2021
Official Selection

Greensboro Dance Film Festival
Greensboro, USA / 15 February 2022
Official Selection

click here for SALTO on filmfreeway.com

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Drag in Japan – AJIMA (exhibits)

+++ PRINTS (75 x 50 cm on acrylic board / alu-dibond) available for exhibiting:

 

“Ofuro” series

 

“J-make” series

 

“Shokubutsu Disco” series

 

+++ more prints on request +++

Shot at locations in Japan, April 2019

CONCEPT Marc Philipp Gabriel & Maija Karhunen
PERFORMANCE AJIMA
MAKE-UP Marc Philipp Gabriel
COSTUMES Maija Karhunen
PHOTOGRAPHY Marc Philipp Gabriel

“Drag in Japan – AJIMA” is a performative photo project that extends the notion of drag from gender performance on stage to identity performance in public. It is the second series of photos after  “Drag in Japan – TASO” that pictures a fictive character based on the performers own identity.

“Drag in Japan” uses Japanese urban architecture, parks, cultural sites, people, flora and fauna as a backdrop. The project unfolds as a journey of spontaneous photo shootsactivating public space and people into moments of a show. The character AJIMA is copy-pasted into Japanese public contexts. She enters cityscapes and landscapes, claiming reality into fiction into reality into fiction. Surfing the paradoxes of Japanese contemporary culture, situations continue to emerge from editing, blending and overwriting past, present, future, space and perception. The question of culture, appropriation and ethnicity is queered along with body shape and gender. While a human figure appears in front of a background, she might not be the protagonist, but a pivot point around which the context unfolds its own agency. Urban and rural Japan is rendered into ephemeral stage scenography.

 

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