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Levitation No 113

By Dadouran  
The concept for the series of photographs Levitation and the video projection Two Ballads was developed during the filming of an art video by flautist Cvete Kobal. The protagonists of the video are the musician Cveto Kobal and the young ballerina Pina Batič. Each of them as a character represents a metaphor. Kobal alludes to wisdom, age, time and transience. Pina acts as a kind of counterpoint, presenting youth, carefree, timelessness and infinity. Together, they are a metaphor for life. In Pina, the subversion of the rules of the expected by walking through the spaces in the art of ballet is highlighted. In the photographs, the key motif is the ballerina in mid-jump, for the viewer she appears frozen in the jump. She is placed in the eternal repetition of a leap into the air, which emphasises her aforementioned role as the personification of infinity. Caught in a loop of timelessness, she acts irritated through her meditativeness. In the jump she travels through different spatial sets that do not belong to the world of ballet itself. Through the mise-en-scene, the viewer is offered a different insight into the spiritual state of the photograph.

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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022 8:07AM
Welcome to ePHOTOzine! I hope you'll enjoy it here, it's a good place.
This for me speaks of energy, freedom. That's what I see in the image. It's beautifully conceived and taken, and it gets my award.
I appreciate that it is part of a much bigger project. But a stills image needs to be allowed to speak for itself.
15 Nov 2022 1:18PM
I will add Moira's welcome to EPZ.

This is a terrific image...and a rich commentary...I would like to see more of this project. By the way..i love, as a ballerina, to see her dancing in hightop Keds sneakers.

suemart Plus
5 5 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022 9:59PM
Great shot and commentary. I too would love to see more.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
15 Nov 2022 11:29PM it.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4334 Canada
16 Nov 2022 5:32PM
This is very good Rudi.

I uploaded a modification with the girl a little brighter, and cropped to add some space at the top.
To see it, click the Modifications button under the image.

Thanks for the YouTube link.

Well done

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2022 5:58PM
A smashing capture of "fun"
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
21 Nov 2022 2:11PM
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2022 10:37AM
I like Willie's mod with the girl and the dress much lighter SmileSmile

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