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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Javier Carmona

SPE Member since 2001
Member Chapter: Midwest

Love Streams

I was provoked by a story of two people finding each other amidst emotional ephemera.

The two would become observers of the elemental - the passage of time, transient light, the pulse of the sea - and openly wonder why these things summoned awe and contemplation from those around them.

Xavier and Gigi converge instinctually at a point inland, away from the sea, away from the city, amongst a stream of fluctuating sensations. One is compelled to touch the air before them, hoping to understand it; an initial gesture giving names to things and feelings. The beginnings of a language they do not yet share. Indeed, beyond the camera, Xavier and Gigi would have to merge their two languages into one, in order to grow as intimates as well as performers.

In the process, LOVE STREAMS depicts not the theatre of a relationship, but the documentary of a relationship once reenacted.

This scenario functions like a cinema of stills - a succession of uninflected images juxtaposed to create a progression, while alluding to the characters' disconnect happening over time.

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence One: The Sea

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Two: The City

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Three: Inland

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

Sequence Four: Reunion and Beyond

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