A project by Sandman
Sabine Molenaar, Gertjan Biasino and Jochem Baelus
a coproduction of Sandman-DansBrabant-Kosmonaut Productions
UN-retained is a collaboration between choreographer Sabine Molenaar, multimedia artist Gertjan Biasino
and composer Jochem Baelus. They combine dance, audiovisual production and digital techniques such as
projection mapping and holographic projection to form an enthralling synergy. With each presentation this
video mapping installation is molded in tune with that specific in- or outdoor location, creating a timeless
and weightless story of being human.
Bodies - floating and pliable at about ten meters high between the buildings in the city center. Timeless,
weightless. We stand still and look up. As a matter of course we breathe with the breathless apparitions.
Then they dissolve in the vacuum.
A poetic visual story that brings silence into an overwhelming world, let us forget time, space and gravity;
it slows our heartbeat and plunges us into a universe of tranquillity. The experience that both overwhelms
and invites contemplation becomes tangible through a seamless combination of the everyday familiarity
of real bodies and hidden technical ingenuity.
A spectacle of calm and modesty. Grand and at the same time intimate.
Concept & Choreography: Sabine Molenaar
Technical Concept: Gertjan Biasino
Composer: Jochem Baelus
Performers/freedivers: Gunther Polle, Corentin Dockx, Thierry Dockx, An Meirsman, Thibault Dockx, Sabine Molenaar + Umiko Dockx Molenaar
Freediving advice: Thibault Dockx
Production manager: Filip Timmermans
Camera: Alexandra Brixy
Camera : Cinediving/ Wim Michels
Camera-assistent: Adrien Lengrand
Safety freediving: Jeroen van Haudt
Postproduction/ Video mapping: Gertjan Biasino
Dramaturgical advice: Nienke Rooijakkers
Executive producers: DansBrabant & Kosmonaut
Coproduction: DansBrabant, GLOW Eindhoven
With the support of: Beamsystems, Fonds Podiumkunsten, LITES/Cinediving
This initiative was made possible by Grensverleggers, scheme to support cultural cooperation between parties in Flanders, the Province North-Brabant, the Province Limburg and the Province Zeeland.
Thanks to: Francois Starr, Deja! Production, Flora Bernard, , BFC camera rental
"It looks beautiful. Un-retained will enchant you for a moment in the business center of Eindhoven."
Theaterkrant, 10 november 2019
"A somewhat forgotten side wall of a day-care in the Paradijslaan is the setting of one of the most impressive artworks in this Glow-edition. (...) it is of an enchanting beauty, as a result after Glow I will always look at that simple facade in a different light. "
ED, 11 november 2019
"Oh, and don't forget to check out the Paradijslaan: there you will find the beautiful, small-scale project ‘Unretained’."
In de buurt, 10 november 2019