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UN-retained

bodies suspended in the air, disarming public space

ABOUT

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.


Credits

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

Production: Sandman

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



Reviews

"It looks beautiful. Un-retained will enchant you for a moment in the business center of Eindhoven."

Theaterkrant, 10 november 2019

https://www.theaterkrant.nl/re...

Dick van Teylingen

"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

https://www.ed.nl/glow/glow-in...

Rob Schoonen

"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

https://indebuurt.nl/eindhoven...

Chloë van der Smitte

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