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Lilies Of
Series of Lilies - Short films and performances -
Filmed, performed and edited by P. Raybaud
April-May 2019

The series Lilies Of digs into the use of the body as a tool for narration within a given space and its restricting space. And how this space triggers different emotions and perceptions.

The use of triptych emphases the linear structure of the performance, itself shaped depending on the background it is triggered by, developing a dialogue between the physical space and the body then taken further by the confined space created in the editing process.

Lilies of Barcelona

  The first video of the series is entitled Lillies of Barcelona. 

  As for the whole series, the structural game is dictated by the location of the performance, the narrow view of a window from which the performance could not move, and associated to the time spent to gather a filming of that set on 24h and the personal projection of its landscape. 

Lilies of Bruxelles

  The second Lily is Lilies of Bruxelles, same restrictions, different set, different movement associated and different approach to time.

  The music for this video is no longer Lillies of the Valley but another song by the same composer Jun Miyake, as for the following performances, each choosing a different song from the same composer to make it a general rule while responding to a different atmosphere. 

Lilies of Venezia

  Third is Lilies of Venezia,

adding to the confinement of a room the rectangular limits of a table, enclosing the movements even more in respond to a window that could not see beyond a courtyard, narrating once again another interpretation of the given space. 

Lilies of Antwerpen

Fourth is Lilies of Antwerpen, filmed from the window of a friend, telling in three times her respond to the new window landscape she just moved to in regards to her Palestinian origins, and the repetition of home memory that the front appartement brings to her new environment, being the Jewish district of Antwerpen. The performance is my interpretation of her story carried, and accepted with a hint of irony. 

 Copyright © Pauline P. Raybaud
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