Dyade (Short movie)


2018

Dyade is a film shot by a drone on Lake Geneva. In the middle of wealthy Switzerland, a small solitary boat is lost on the water. On this drifting vessel sit two human beings, a man and a woman, a white woman and a black man. Among other things, they represent the troubling, unsettling bodies that white European patriarchal mentality, in its sexism and racism, has admired and desired while denying their reality, rights and humanity. There is also a reference to the following paradox: for centuries, Europe has forced humans to migrate towards slavery and yet it now prevaricates when it cornes to helping contemporary migrants and refugees.
Based on this premise, the metaphorical potential is enormous and remains open to interpretation: the relationship human beings have with water, drifting, insecurity, balance, imbalance, travel, migration, falling, diving, making the boat move using only one’s body, drowning, power relationships, master and slave relationships. The boat, the water, the sky, the clouds, the mountains, and even the drone become characters that interact with each other kinetically and cinematically.

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Credits

Concept & direction // Foofwa d’Imobilité
Performers // Alizée Sourbé, Filbert Tologo
Réalisation & montage // Nicolas Wagnières
Chef opérateur drone // Nicolas Mesple
Pilote drone // Cyril Neri
Costume // Aline Courvoisier
Son // Thierry Simonot
Etalonnage // Damien Molineaux
Mixage son // Charles Menger
conseils Claude Jordan
Administration & Communication // Sylvia Jagdeep
Diffusion & Production // Patricia Buchet
Production // Neopost Foofwa
Coproduction // Association pour la Danse Contemporaine – Genève, Centre des arts de l’Ecole Internationale de Genève
Soutiens // Loterie Romande
Remerciements // Claude Gafner, Claire Burgy, Jacques Demierre, Alan Sondheim, Pascal Villa Vieille, Anu-Maaria Calamnius-Puhakka et Antti Puhakka, Nicholas Hanmer, Société de Sauvetage de Rolle, C-Side Productions SA, Dépôt Box Services SA, Studio Vostock
Dyade fait partie du ‘Projet GLocal (2018—2020) – ethics in local and global dance projects’  
Neopost Foofwa et le Projet GLocal bénéficient d’une convention de soutien conjoint de la Ville de Genève, de la République et Canton de Genève et de Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour l’art