STEREOPRESENCE / Cristina Maldonado

Work in progress
performance length: 60 min
no language barrier

Every ordinary moment holds the potential of an extraordinary moment. Using a video installation, performer Cristina Maldonado reveals folds and layers in the present moment, as if rewinding a short period of time back and forth until she can open up a narrow crack in non-reality, demonstrated by optical feedback, where real objects and relationships are condensed in fractal patterns articulated by a language unknown to us. The performance uses an optical combination of real time video and live action, optical feedback and audio feedback as the soundtrack. Feedback thematizes the moment in which emptiness is transforms into fullness.

Cristina Maldonado
is a Mexican artist whose background in dance and body movement contributes to her unique approach in her visual and conceptual experiments in video, sound, collage and performance. Her work unites experimental theater, dance, participatory art, new and old media. Cristina’s work is mainly focused on the themes of the body, communication and intimacy. Since 2000 she has been directing and creating performances alone and in collaboration with artists from different disciplines.

Performance, visual interventions: Cristina Maldonado*
Live sound: Tomáš Procházka
Supporting specialists: Jenni Kokkomäki, Ioanna Popovici
Light design: Vladimír Burian
*Creadores con Trayectoria 2012-2014. Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. Embajada de México en la República Checa.

With thanks to: Susanne Kass, Elizabeth Russell

Supported by: Agosto Foundation, Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, FONCA,