Premiered on: 2014 – Duration: 50 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary – Concept & direction: Mehdi Farajpour – Performers: Gwen SAMPÉ & Mehdi FARAJPOUR – Live Music : Gwen SAMPÉ & Mehdi FARAJPOUR
Performed at : Arkadash Theatre (Cologne), Istrian National Theatre (in frame of PUF festival, Croatia)
The main concept of Yet_Untitled is to build up a creative relation between digital technologies (video & sound art) with the body and movement. In parallel to this technical approach, there is an artistic concept that critically questions the very fragile connections between the Nature and so-called civilized human body. This concept is being exposed through manipulating some of the natural materials (such as brunches, soil, etc) and mixing it up with human’s body. The conclusion of this mixture or the new creature (Human-Tree) appears as a shadow on the back ground screen.
1) YET UNTITLED aims at creating a surrealist and poetic images, using the body as a landscape. This concept is the joint point of the performance with Rumi’s philosophy about the Steps of evolution. In some of his poems, he speaks about human roots and the way it comes from the plants, animals and at the end it becomes human. This is the last form of being before becoming the God.
2) Shadow is the only sign of existence. Whatever exist has a shadow otherwise it belongs to another dimension of the existence.
3) Shadow has an important role in Persian poetry. In that mentioned culture, shadow always stands against the sun, and as an opposite element but not in a negative sense, although the sun has always been considered as a symbol of truth. Having in mind the fact that Iran is relatively sunny land, very often Shadow is considered as a shelter for human to protect him/her from the sun (this is perhaps opposite in occidental cultures).