Ritual in Transfigured Time

Ritual in Transfigured Time Maya Deren. Amateur is a Lover
Thursday 16th September, 20:30 – 16mm with added live sound | Serre dei Giardini Margherita, BO
From 15th September to 27th October – Original Version | online on MyMovies

The fluidity experienced in A Study in Choreography for Camera increases in Ritual in Transfigured Time, Maya Deren’s fourth film. The illusion of constant motion is no longer given by the dance of the camera but by the silent chasing and floating of Rita Christiani (a dancer too), who moves from a domestic ritual to a party scene, a hypnotic dance followed by a perpetual fall into the marine world. Described as a “trance-film” by Paul Adams Sitney, the film is orchestrated around Christiani’s interacting movements with the other characters – including Deren – who are also dancers, in “a cinematic ritual that is achieved not only in spatial terms, but in terms of a Time created by the camera”.



The film was intentionally thought soundless. We hereby present it live at the Serre of the Giardini Margherita in a version with added sound by musicians Francesca Bono (Ofeliadorme) and Vittoria Burattini (Massimo Volume) within the project SOUND IN TRANSFIGURED TIME in a free interpretation inspired to Maya Deren’s dreamlike and surreal world.



In collaboration with Light Cone e Re:Voir Video.



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