17 Days Video Series


Day 13 | Carola & Monica Dreidemie
May 11, 2008, 9:00 am
Filed under: 17 Days (vol.2)

An exploration of rhythmic repetitions to access a state of freedom and primal potentiality. The work deals with the creation of memory and of recollection, time and sometimes language. We are interested in exploring the shape of our perception, the congruence of sensory experience and emotion, and its rational orders and disorders.

This work traveled back and forth between Super 8 film, analogue video, and digital video multiple times and was manipulated by hand and digitally repeatedly. Originally shot in 1998, it was completed in 2004.


Un-Rest: The Run, 2004 – 3:37 mins

Carola Dreidemie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1968. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from de Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon in BuenosAires, Argentina in 1990, a Masters in Fine Arts in Metals from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1995, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, in 2004. Working primarily in Video, Dreidemie’s work has been exhibited at Galeria Casa de las Monas, Guanajuato, Mexico, El Museo de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic organized by EdgeZones in Miami, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina and through out the US. She has participated in Residencies at Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India , Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado and Experimental Television Center in New York state. She is currently Assistant Professor in Experimental Digital Media and Video at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Carola Dreidemie – Dallas Texas | Buenos Aires Argentina

www.caroladreidemie.com

Mónica Dreidemie, a dancer / choreographer, actress and instructor of Fedora Aberastury Movement Technique was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1970. She has been a member of the Argentinean theater company “La noche en Vela” since 1991 to the present. Creating collectively and directed by Paco Gimenez, the company participated in many international festivals and was awarded several times by Argentinean national and private institutions and foundations. Interested in video as another medium for expression, M. Dreidemie has created video works that interacted with the action onstage in the last two productions.

Mónica Dreidemie has worked as a solo improvisational dancer, performing since 1995 in Buenos Aires and New York, always collaborating with musicians such as Sami Abadi (electronic violins), Todd Reinolds (Steve Reich’s Ensemble) and members of the Argentine company, De La Guarda among many others. In New York, she has performed with Meredith Monk and Zendora Dance Company. Over the past 27 years, Dreidemie has studies various dance techniques including Ballet, Contempirary Dance (Graham, Cunningham, Folkwang technique), Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, Butoh Dance and Fedora Aberastury Movement Technique, a ground breaking, non traditional approach to the body, which he has taught since 1997.

Mónica Dreidemie – Buenos Aires Argentina | Brooklyn New York

www.aberastury.info

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I enjoy the silence of the piece. although there is the sound of wind in the background, my thoughts of running in a field consist of the sounds of heavy breathing, the crunch of the earth under your feet, nature sounds, etc. I truly appreciate the combination of the different forms of film — i.e. high eights digital etc. creates a rough edge the accentuates the deterioration of memory in time. also works very well as a loop, reinforces the idea of repetition.

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[...] work is complex, with textures and layers masterfully constructed to make video work that speaks to memory and forgetting.  The images are evocative and iconic, and pull you in to another universe that is very closely [...]

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