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(Num-0) But what, or who determines that it is, indeed, an illusion? is the first work of Tan Sólo Un Punto de Vista (Just One Point of View) which offers an original, thought-provoking, artistic view to perspectives, blindspots and the power of constantly questioning and re-choosing what, where or who becomes our point of reference, our default 'truth', and, as such, shapes and influences our experiences.

 

In this movement-based digital work, Back2basix study how elements come together and play visually and in dance (space, rhythm, limbs, connections, the elements and cues we catch on, ignore or respond to). A metaphor for our relationship with things, people and situations in our every day lives, this series of photographic work, poetic elements and dance, invites the audience and those who participate in such explorations to re-think what and how we see.

 

The work offers a space to reflect in a playful and engaging way, and inspires the audience to look at things with a curious mind that is open and ready to rediscover possibilities and find commonalities where we often see limitations and separation. 

 

Each piece of Tan Sólo Un Punto de Vista (Just One Point of View) will be inspired by the tone and layout of a different type of written publication. In this case, Num-0 is inspired by a news magazine, therefore playing with different ideas related to that, among which the contradiction of fitting art and subjective perspectives into a supposedly fact-based medium.

La Biblioteca de la Danza

. nUm 0

(Just One Point of View)

but what, or who determines, that it is, indeed,

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thoughts hailing,

                                       

                          deaf sounds on the surface

 of my conscious being, yet i’m shrinking

                          under the downpour, the silent chatter 

 

                          wondering, pondering questions, 

                          like ink sinking slowly,

 unnoticeably form scripts of what is

                                                            or agreed and believed to be

poem

BACK2BASIX  |  London

poem

th o u g h t s     h a i l i n gdeaf sounds o n  t h e  s u r f a c e   o f  m y  conscious being,

y e t  i ' m shrinking  u n d e r  t h e  d o w n p o u r, t h e  silent c h a t t e r

w o n d e r i n g , p o n d e r i n g  q u e s t i o n s,  l i k e  ink  sinking  s l o w l y, unnoticeably

f o r m  s c r i p t s  o f what is O R  A G R E E D  A N D  B E L I E V E D to be

f r o z e n  o r h e a t e d perceptions;

h o p e f u l  glances t u r n, s e e k i n g, t h e y look, yet o f t e n, e v e r y  d e t a i l  t h e y see,

a h e a d o r b e h i n d stares a s p r e v i o u s l y, o n e - s i g h t e d l y, w i de - k n o w i n g l

expected 

      accepted

                                       approved

seen                                                f a m i l i a r

             heard of

                   

                                              normal

                                                                         fact-checked

 

                                                                     *           *          *

 

scents, s i l e n t clues, good old b l u e s and the most unbelievable memories shake it up,

wake t w a n d e r i n g m i n d ' s s i g h t 

making sense of my sensesfor they wouldn’t clear the picture, the frame

the why, how, the when;

        maybe, possibly, to what extent...?

                   ...w i l l i f a l l f o r t h e s h a d o w s

                   ...w i l l i b y p a s s t h e n o w ?

 

                                                               now;

i a m  g l a n c i n g ,  h e a r i n g ,  s e n s i n g ,  b e l i e v i n g  w h a t  n o t  to believe

who says what, what says who     i t  i s  a  c o n s t a n t  g a m e  o f  p a r a d o x

                                 i am moving in the shadows

                                 i am dancing in the  n - o - w

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PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

photographic work

BACK2BASIX  |  Blindspots

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in-sight

Trick or truth? 
In-sight, out of sight.        

Expected, re-interpreted. Prison, opportunity, stretch. Trick, truth, game. My angle, your angle, our angle. Upside, down. I am, I'm not. Right, wrong, maybe. True, false, optional. Choice, trick, truth.

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Picture Description 
'In-Focus'       

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Locked up,
between bars and blocks of black
Darkness and shades of light

Her gaze lost, filled with fear, or concern, or maybe… just lost in thought

Fist firmly grasping one of the bars, right in front of her
Pushing out, or maybe pulling in
Securing her prison

Her left leg defiant
as it rests over one of the blocks that hold her captive 
boot on, foot sticking out
of the cell
Almost kicking, belligerent, alive
and completely tame

Is the prison holding her
Or is she holding it together?

The right corner captures a different perspective
Wider frame
Half body, laying down, relaxed, unconcerned
between bars, the legs of a chair

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Perspectiveness 
The power is in the details, is it?



 

Do I hang ? Do I let loose? The rush, downpour, I'm in, all in, head over heels, and I cannot find it. Limbs and limbos color me, confused. I step inside. Surprise me. 

Stick my hand out to you... for you. For me. For whom? I reach out, out to take it all in. I step out and I'm out. I'm here, all in. I clear my head; it's out of the picture, so I can see. 

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LEAN ON, UPwards

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LIE DOWN
IMAGINE
SLOW DOWN
Listen up
DREAM ON
FEET UP

INSIDE THE CREATIVE PROCESS!

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FORWARD
OR
BACKWARDS?

Walking around in circles. Downwards escalators. Rush hour. Doing, doing, doing, and doing more. Slow down. Contentment. I'm anxious. Why? Breathe. Stretch. Keep moving. Keep still. Movement. Pause. Rhythm. Start over. Start over. Un-do. Do it again. Try new. Try again. Try again. Try again, and yet, again. Run. Don't waste time. Slow down. No rush. Time out. Just a few seconds. Next time. Now, the time is now. 

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Hold-ups, delay, suspense  
The movement in stillness.         

 

The preparation, the build-up, the down before the up. The cue, the listening, the pause. Intention. A feed of direction. Flow.

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WHAT'S ON

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PRESS PAUSE, DISCOVER, PRESS PLAY

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out of focus

Everybody go! Inside the box. 

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Stir up!   

A reaching hand that nudges. An open invitation to dance.

Hesitation, opposition, connection. All together, all at once, they meet. A projection of decisions, intentions crafting motion, they negotiate direction, stand in partnership or alienation, but never unaware of each other.

The beginning of a composition.    

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Thread!   

Moving with strangers, they become allies, silently conversing to conquer the space.

Music comes to partner up, filters through, drives feet, limbs up and down, side by side, swinging to grow into the groove of the group, creating pathways, intertwined and independent, never lost and never alone.

And the beat goes on.

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Stick together!   

Chronicle of a duet.

Losing yourself in the reels of the steps of another, being in the moment when art is created; open, curious, unambiguously presenting choices of your own for the other to lay on and step in to play. An endless cycle of a game.

A conversation. A live co-creation.

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Motion-ness
Is there a master strategy? Is movement the work of one or many?

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in focus

video work

video work

BACK2BASIX  |  Close Up 

(Num-0)  but what, or who determines that it is, indeed, an illusion?
is an original work by BACK2BASIX

Words, concept and artistic direction by BACK2BASIX
All pictures featuring, taken and  edited by BACK2BASIX 
Video performed, shot and edited by BACK2BASIX
In-kind location: Johnny Harris Studio Theatre, Morley College London
Music: Pilgrim by Enya. No Copyright Infringement intended.

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