Body, body on the wall...

This short film was originally part of the monologue Body, body on the wall… (1997), written and directed by Jan Fabre for Wim Vandekeybus.

Vandekeybus plays the role of a dancer whose body is manipulated by a female photographer. Chained to two microphones, Vandekeybus’ body is painted by a woman, while in a tumultuous stream of ideas his body parts are grouped according to the body systems. In the film we see Vandekeybus dancing in an enclosed lavatory. All the alienating elements of the solo are brought up in a brief review. A visual demonstration of the issues dealt with in the monologue.

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Jan Fabre & Wim Vandekeybus

FILM PRODUCTION
de Filmfabriek in collaboration with Troubleyn

EDITING
Octavio Iturbe

SOUND DESIGN
Charo Calvo

SOUND DESIGN ASSISTANT 
Philippe Vandendriessche

GUITAR
Pierre Vervloesem

CAMERA
Philippe Guilbert

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Samuel Dravet

ELECTRO
Frank van den Eede

PRODUCTION COORDINATION
Annabel François (Troubleyn) & Bavo Defurne (de Filmfabriek)

 

The film is part of the performance Litle body on the wall… - written & directed by Jan Fabre. 

Distribution
Ultima Vez
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Technical specifications
Year of production : 1997
Duration : 07'10''