The 3-Channel Film Installation Cyber Story – Folding in Reverse is a physical choreography of on (non-)verbal communication between two performers. In this day and age, where movement and touch can lead to potential harm, our longing to connect and feel increases over time. To express these moments of longing the film is shown in reverse. The work researches the folding of the body and its physical grammar, which not only shape the skeleton but our connection with others as well.
Materials: porcelain, copper, projector, sound system
Editing: Ronald Bal
Performers: Ralph öllinger and Johanna Tengan
Music: Marcel Herkelman
Ronald Bal is a Rotterdam-based visual artist mainly focusing on live art, storytelling, installation and lens-based media. His work deals with danger and fragility in intimate systems and natural events. Inspired by social exchange, cyborgs, history and ecology in the field of anthropology, he is currently focusing on the organic body and digital text.
He simulates the physical and the virtual by re-animating personal data combined with live events, on the border of theatre and visual art. In his installations, repetitions of images and body movements are combined to support their narrative structure. During This Art Fair, Bal will show a 3-channel film installation, with a Live program, together with Jolanda Jansen and Sara Russo, made possible by P.S. Performance Site (The Hague).www.ronaldbal.com