Dissonant

Dissonant

Manon de Boer

16mm installation/video, color, 4:3, mono, BE, 2010, loop/11'

In Dissonant, Manon de Boer films dancer Cynthia Loemij while the latter dances for about 10 minutes to Eugène Ysaÿe’s 3 sonates for violin solo – a piece that holds vivid memories for her. The camera follows her every movement.

A physical time limit, namely the 3-minute duration of one 16-mm film roll, interrupts the camera’s continued movement. While the dance continues, and the sound of it is audible, the screen is black during the one minute that is needed to change the film roll.

During the moments that the image is in suspense, a trick is being played on the audience’s memory. Just as Loemij herself has to draw the music from her memory, the viewer can project the image of Loemij’s dancing body on the black screen when there is no image, because of the sound and the repetitive movement of her dancing.  By giving the dance and film recording the time that they need, the audience is faced with confused dissonance.

Choreography & dance Cynthia Loemij
Music Eugène Ysaÿe
Performed by George van Dam
Image Sébastien Koeppel
Sound recording Els Viaene
Sound editing Els Viaene & Manon de Boer
Final sound mixing Laszlo Umbreit - Atelier Graphoui
Title design Fairuz
Produced by Auguste Orts
Co-produced by Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Atelier Graphoui, Jan Mot
With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Dissonant

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Art Basel Basel (CH), Jun 18 FRAC Besancon (FR), Jun 3 Festival international d'art de Toulouse (FR), May 23 – Jun 22 Centre Pompidou Paris (FR), Mar 1 cc Strombeek Grimbergen (BE), Feb 21 – Apr 17 Cinema Spoutnik Geneva (CH), Sep 3, 2013 — 19:00 Veneklasen/Werner Berlijn (DE), Jul 5 – Sep 14, 2013 Palais de Tokyo Paris (FR), Jun 20 – Sep 9, 2013 CIC Cairo (EG), May 15 – Jun 12, 2013 Les Nuits Sonores, Ecole des beaux arts Lyon (FR), May 2 – Jun 2, 2013 École des Arts Braine l'Alleud (BE), Apr 24, 2013 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Paris (FR), Apr 23 – Jul 27, 2013 Tate Modern London (GB), Nov 9, 2012 – Feb 17, 2013 Underdox: Filmmuseum Munchen (DE), Oct 7, 2012 Cinematek Brussel (BE), Sep 20, 2012 — 19:00 Deltebre Dansa Deltebre (ES), Jul 2-8, 2012 Art Brussels - ING Brussel (BE), Apr 19-22, 2012 SensoProjekt Paris (FR), Mar 30, 2012 Peuple & Culture Marseille (FR), Feb 9, 2012 Elles Tournent Brussel (BE), Oct 1, 2011 University of Illinois Chicago (US), Sep 28, 2011 The Mission Chicago (US), Sep 9 – Oct 28, 2011 Lewisham Art House London (GB), Sep 4, 2011 Filmhuis Den Haag (NL), May 27-28, 2011 Index Stockholm (SE), Apr 20, 2011 — 18:00 Parc culturel de Rentilly Bussy-Saint-Martin (FR), Feb 26 – May 1, 2011 Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (US), Jan 21 – May 1, 2011 Les Ecrans Documentaires Arcueil (FR), Oct 29 – Nov 7, 2010 International Film Festival Valdivia (CL), Oct 14-19, 2010 Impakt Festival Utrecht (NL), Oct 13-17, 2010 City of Women Festival Ljubljana (SI), Oct 8-17, 2010 Film Festival New York (US), Oct 2, 2010 — 12:00 Sao Paulo Biennial Sao Paulo (BR), Sep 25 – Dec 12, 2010 FID Marseille (FR), Jul 8-9, 2010 Art Basel Basel (CH), Jun 16-20, 2010 Media City Festival Windsor (CA), May 29, 2010 — 19:30 M HKA Antwerpen (BE), May 21 – Aug 22, 2010 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), May 4, 2010 — 14:30 Springdance Utrecht (NL), Apr 20-25, 2010 The Images Festival Toronto (CA), Apr 4, 2010 — 13:30 Worm Rotterdam (NL), Apr 2, 2010 Courtisane Gent (BE), Mar 20, 2010 Jan Mot Brussels (BE), Feb 11 – Apr 10, 2010 IFFR Rotterdam (NL), Jan 30-31, 2010