There is no coming to consciousness without pain. people will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. C. Jung
Reality is built out of thought, and our every thought begins to create reality – E. Cayce
For this new work, Belfiore is playing with the idea of light installations and projections. Belfiore creates psychedelic installations and plays with constructed atmospheres by projecting colors, live recording, images for green screen and animations. Projections are the presentation of an image on a surface, for example on a cinema screen or a mental image viewed as reality. But projections are also an estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends. Manipulating image, sounds and objects live and on the video, Belfiore layers the virtual and investigates constructed realities, and questioning the world of the screen we are living in.
As a Live Dj for his own dance Belfiore ‘vaporwaves” the theatrical space. The subculture surrounding vaporwave is often associated with an ambiguous or satirical take on consumer capitalism and popular culture and tends to be characterized by a nostalgic or surrealist engagement with the popular entertainment, technology and advertising of previous decades which Belfiore bring to question our own times. Belfiore is also inspired time by the documentary ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ by Werner Herzog (2013) and the allegory of Plato’s cave.
Belfiore dives deep into his unconsciousness to reveal his wild creativity and inquietudes of human conditions into his (hand)made universes.
Concept, Choreography and Performance Fernando Belfiore Outside Eye Charlot Van der Meer and Vincent Riebeek Light, Video, Sound and Text Fernando Belfiore Artistic Advice/Field Coaching Suzy Blok Video Effect Jeremy From AlexEtJeremy Set collaboration Maaike Fransen Creation support by Residencies of Beam Lab, Dansmakers and EAD with thanks to José Fernando Peixoto de Azevedo Production Dansmakers Amsterdam and DANSCO PR Ruth Verraes Production Dansmakers Joppe Kos
|26-jan||De NWE Vorst, Moving Futures||Tilburg|
|7-feb||Theater Kikker, Moving Futures||Utrecht|
|17-feb||Grand Theatre, Moving Futures||Groningen|
|31-mrt||Dansmakers Podium, Moving Futures|| Amsterdam |