Amnios Trilogy (2005-2008) is a series of videos out of a performance played by Alessandra Palma di Cesnola and Pier Giorgio De Pinto at Teatro La Limonaia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy in 2005. Curated by Fiorella Nicosia.
“I would believe only in a god who could dance. And when I saw my devil I found him serious, thorough, profound, and solemn: it was the spirit of gravity – through him all things fall. Not by wrath does one kill but by laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity! I have learned to walk: ever since, I let myself run. I have learned to fly: ever since, I do not want to be pushed before moving along. Now I am light, now I fly, now I see myself beneath myself, now a god dances through me.” Thus spake Zarathustra, 7. Reading and Writing, Friedrich Nietzsche, 1891.
A media carpet place of meeting of video, contemporary dance and of experimental music. Sounds, images and the unexpected colour define a metamorphosis of a sleepless body. An endless place that sends back to the origins of a universal night that swallows the body in its enigmatic becoming.
Being and Becoming
Are the future or the past as real as the present? Does time flow or lapse or pass? These metaphysical questions have been debated for more than two millennia, with no resolution in sight… In the video a dance where the body runs after its own shadow, it appropriates itself, absorbs a physical body to rid itself of or to follow its evolutions.” Who runs after who, who follows who? The past on the present, the present on the future, its own shadow?