DVD - sin∞fin
sin∞ fin – Performances at the End of the World (Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego, 2010) is the first episode of VestAndPage's trilogy of art films of collaborative performances in epic locations around the world. Teetering between the real and the visionary, the films feature the two protagonists undertaking surreal and ephemeral acts. Amplified by the unfamiliar environments, the performances reflect on universal human experiences such as altruism, partnership and the transient nature of existence.
This first episode, Performances at the End of the World, set in Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (2010) thematically focuses on the intimate, inner domain of the individual and the couple. Episode #2, Performances at the Hole Centre, located in Northern India and Kashmir (2011) highlights the topic of society and religion. The concluding episode, Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass, filmed in Antarctica (2012) engages with narratives on nature and the universe.
There is no script or storyboard and the artists’ actions evolve in direct response to the surroundings in which they find themselves. The camera records what possible spectators would view, yet the movie is not a documentary. Instead the works are pieced together organically, forming an autonomous story generated through the process of making to be read by each viewer in a personal way.
The two characters move through the rooms of a house that has no address: the structure of their interior spaces, stuffed with visions and memories. Patagonia is a hybrid of pathos and agony. Here the Magellan feeling arises by opposing surreal dream-sequences to situations of everyday life. The winds and climate of the land situated at the end of the world cause and favour a continuous disintegration and consequential transformation of beings. The vastness of the area, its isolation and solitude, tell repeatedly of a unique nature, permeated by mystery and surrealism, inside which the individual adapts him/herself searching to find a home.
A VestAndPage production
In co-production with CONFL!CTA Contemporary Art and Science Research, Punta Arenas
Chile / Italy / Germany, 2010
DVD PAL, 00:38:52, color, stereo, 16:9
English with subtitles in Spanish
LIMITED EDITION OF #100
More information about the movie trilogy on www.sinfin-themovie.de.
Performance art, Artfilm, Live art, Video art, Film, Documentation, Trilogy, Series, Experimental, Collaboration, Site-specific, Surreal, Poetry, Transcience, Human, Couple, Nature, Environment, Archetype, Writing, Dream, Society, Culture, Ritual, Practice, Contemporary Art, Chile, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego