COTIDIANO: Abrochar y desabrochar (Yolanda M. Guadarrama. Mexico.) 1:58 min.
“I can see what a strange depravation: getting joy when slightly hiding myself.”
“The strictest truth tell us that everything will be erased, erased, erased and so. And yes, I think it would be marvelous.”
<It came to my memory, it was a brief farewell letter left by a patient I had in Manhattan Hospital, he had committed suicide leaving a short note to the world: “It is too much fasten and unfasten”>
COTIDIANO (abrochar y desabrochar) <EVERYDAY (fasten and unfasten)> allows us hear the voices of the explicit desire to disappear by several writers, a human desire to vanish because of everyday life fatigue. This piece was originated by reading DOCTOR PASAVENTO by Enrique Vila-Matas, who also took phrases and meanings by other writers. COTIDIANO (abrochar y desabrochar) includes ideas by Enrique Vila-Matas; Adonis, the Syrian poet; Robert Walser; and Samuel Becket.
Direction, editing, sound, performer: Yolanda M. Guadarrama
Camera: Sudesh Adhana
Location: Eina, Norway
© Producciones Merthiolate.
Piece done thanks to R.E.D. Noruega (Residency Eina Danz).
Yolanda M. Guadarrama is Mexican, started dancing in 1985, has been a choreographer since 1990 (creating about 30 pieces for different purposes). Beginning in 2007 she has been creating videodance as an alternative language different from the expression in the stage. Dance-Theater has been strongly important in her creations. She usually bases her movements in the daily body language.
Yolanda has been founder or cofounder of some Dance groups, Production groups and Literature publishing projects (Revista Moho, Editorial Moho). She studied Industrial Engineering at the University, and decided to leave the world of Engineering to enter into the world of contemporary dance. Most of her dance studies were in Mexico. In 2007-2008 she lived in Berlin, where she picked some of the many options of dance training possibilities, and Yolanda gave birth (with Jenny Haack) to MOTION: a videodance festival in ADA-Studio, Berlin, 2008. Starting in 2013, she has been leading the project: MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO (International Videodance Screening and Permanent Gallery) which has had three editions at Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, the project will continue at SOMA. In 2015 Yolanda collaborated as a curator in RIFF (R.E.D. International Film Festival —dance-art-cinema) settled in Norway.
*1994. SOLDADOS DE LA FELICIDAD. *1995-2008. DE CÓMO ES QUE LAS VACAS VEN LOS AVIONES. *2007. ¿ABURRIDAS? *2008. POLINOMIO URBANO. *2010. ¿Y MI CEREBRO? *2013. CIEGO *2014. ANIMAL ENFERMIZO. *2015. COTIDIANO (ABROCHAR Y DESABROCHAR).
COMING SOON: INTERVIEW TO YOLANDA M. GUADARRAMA SPEAKING ABOUT HER CREATIVE EXPERIENCE.
(Subtitles in process.)