Acting as the Pure Pawn

Acting as an art form is a person’s representation of fear of being used, of the fact that your actions will harm yourself and act as aid, without your consent and knowledge, for another one.
Having no control over your actions.
Being a pawn. Deserving to be a king.
Acting, Performing is the Freedom out of acknowledging that you have no control,
into a Protected Space.
And through that, learning how to become a Pure Pawn, to find out what you can control, learning how to accept all lack of control,
and become fully a Pawn.
A pawn that can act himself so good, so pure that can become anything.
A Pure Pawn is as a King. There is no difference.

Art as Fear

People invented Art as a safety device – a Protected Space between self and the real dangerous objects. And dangerous is anything with a will of its own. Anything that can push us out of control, into danger and loss.
– animals, people, God, nature, destiny, desires, emotions, self
– social structure, moral demands, virtues

– drawing, sculpture, dramatic writing, film, dance, architecture, sports, games
Each represents a different kind of fear.
Each one is a different kind of Space where one can meet safely with his own fears.

People consume (meet) Art only there where their fears lie in.

Protected Space

[…J]ust as individuals do, human societies tend to see what they want to see. They create national myths of identity out of a composite of historical events and fantasy narratives that, if not challenged, lead to destruction.

[…] Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades—that just about covers everyone in this tent tonight—must be tolerated if a culture is to be pulled back from disaster. He points out that these artist renegades serve as prophets and are therefore dismissed, labeled by the power elites as subversive. Given the harsh realities of Peter’s earlier life I would add that society’s wrath does not stop at dismissing the voices of subversives, as we know about so many who have suffered at the hands of those who would silence them.

[…V]isionary artists like Peter Schumann are our sharpest eyes, our keenest ears, our most adept linguists as they see that which has been made invisible or unwelcome, they hear the voices missing from our dominant narratives and they speak in languages that pierce unconsciousness and translate slick sound bites into nuanced and deeper understandings of our world.

from: http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2012/08/questioning-myths-bread-puppet-theaters-peter-schumann/

Linear A – sinopsis

Linear A synopsis

Linear A este o trupa de muzica noise – Linn si Valerie. Ei se pregatesc sa faca un performance la o ecluza parasita. Omondu, prietenul lor ii filmeaza. Mai mult impotriva vointei lor.
Undeva departe, dupa lac, o fata mica Yba, care se sinucide prin infometare, ii priveste. Apoi danseaza. Ei o filmeaza.
Dupa ce string si pleaca de acolo, Yba alearga dupa ei. Valerie o ia cu ei desi Linn nu vrea.
Acasa, unde traiesc Linn si Valerie, Omondu le propune sa faca filme porno pentru bani. Valerie aude si pleaca din casa, o ia cu ea si pe Yba se duc afara in curte si se joaca cu pamintul intre degete.
Acasa Omondu continua sa il enerveze pe Linn cu camera de filmat in timp ce acesta vrea sa scrie poezie. Are citeva rinduri scrise. Linn ii ia camera si il filmeaza. Il pune pe Omondu sa se dezbrace. Yba intra casa pe geam si apoi in film linga Omondu, raspunde la intrebarile lui Linn. “Ma simt ca o foaie mototolita”

Yba in somn le povesteste in timp ce viseaza, un foarte ciudat vis, cu trei femei cu unghii lungi de lemn care sapa in organele unui barbat, Yba este una dintre ele care nu se paote abtine sa se napusteasca in barbat. Linn o asculta apoi o ia si merg impreuna cu Omondu la un concert spontatn la niste cazane industriale parasite. La concert, Yba este legata de Linn la gura, la miini, infasurata in fringhie. Yba cinta de sub o gura astupata cu scotch. Linn o deseneaza cu rosu, cu negru, cu albastru pe corpul gol, cintinde versuri bizare. “Tagaduiesc floarea desfacuta din poala femeii diforme” Valerie este ca intotdeauna concentrata la butoane, ea creaza sunetul, noseul, la un laptop, la un mixer, si alte deviceuri. Continue reading “Linear A – sinopsis”

THANK YOU

Thank you all that made our projects possible. By remembering your presence in our projects and the things you’ve done, make me so overwhelmed by gratitude and amazement that so many lifes and souls, so many emotions and ideas have lived and united in QualiaFilm’s videos, videos that doesn’t promise you anything precise, nothing useful, nothing to be proud of. And still all of you had something to take away with you from these experiences and that is the most beautiful thing in the world. People that live for life itself and explore it as such a magnificent Jewel it is.
Thank you with all my heart.
Andrei Stefanescu

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The Absolute Nothing

Si tot in decembrie, luna exploziei acestui film, au aparut, surprinzator si citeva comentarii 
primul comment pe IMDB venit din Grecia:

se intitutleaza – the absolute nothing

“I am very sorry that i can not give zero stars to this “movie”. It is the most wasted time of your life. Long, speechless shots, without meaning just to take some time and not to be a short movie. I am sorry because some people spend time and money for this “movie” and sure they love it but it is the worst movie i have ever seen and i have seen a lot of movies. The theme of the movie is so serious but the “movie” is absolutely ridiculous. Just waste of time and nothing else. Such a waste… Anyway that is just my opinion and just the way i see this film. The best way for you is to watch that “movie” and have your own opinion (if you have 65 minutes to waste). “

 iar pe Cinemagia au aparut alte commenturi:

“NU pot sa cred ca ca astia sunt actori, sau regizori, asa ceva trebuie sters de pe fata pamantului, ROMANIA TREZESTETE-TE esti plina de incompetenti, care habar nu au sa vorbeasca apai sa mai gandeasca!!! “

“Nu credeam sa existe un film mai slab decat “Aurora” lui Puiu. si totusi…regizorii romani se intrec pe sine. “

“Cum sa zic…un film care pe alocuri mi-a parut chiar interesant. Scena cu drumul spre casa lui are o incarcatura destul de consistenta. Si monologul de la inceput, cu ” vreau doar sa sug pu_a, nu vreau sa salvez animalele” :)) Daca ar fi avut un plus de dinamica, ar fi fost perfect. Una peste alta, n-as zice ca am pierdut o ora aiurea. Oricum, nu va asteptati sa vedeti Casablanca; e pentru amatorii de filme mai fucked up.”

Ceva foarte ciudat

Ceva foarte ciudat se intimpla…
2000 de view-uri pe zi pe youtube pe 11, 12, 13 decembrie

800 pe vimeo
majoritatea din Pakistan, India, Grecia si Israel

Pe piratebay a aparut un torrent pe 11 decembrie
care a avut 600 de seederi, si 800 de leechersi si este pe toate toate siteurile de torrentzi
acum a ramas la 57 de seederi si 16 leechersi 🙂

Saru-mina mult Pakistanului si lui HotPena
sau oricarui domn care a provocat aceasta explozie minunata de decembrie 
🙂

Cum spunea Woody Harelson intr-un film despre vicepresedinta lui McCain, 
“Everything lasts 48 hours these days”
 
https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/9332531/%5BRomanian%5DSleep_Awake_2012_WEB-DL_XviD_AC3-ET