Left I - Right I

Left I - Right I is a film and performance developed from the different perspectives of the brain’s left and right hemi- spheres. The film, from the perspective of a self reflective third eye, shows one day in the life of a young woman (Actress Nadja Bobyleva) and leaves us suspended in the moment she has a near death experience.

The performance that follows shows a flashback of her reality split in two halves: the left side presents the analytical, self-conscious half - constantly busy with form, the past and the future, whereas the right side always finds itself in the experience of the "now" - following sensations, feelings, emotions and instinct. Together the two halves attempt to find a holistic sense of spirituality in her life.

 

One of the references for this work was  Jill Bolte Taylor's TedTalk "My Stroke of Insight" which among other sources inspired the creation process.

 

Concept, Creation and Performance:  Marcela Giesche and Sonya Levin

Film Actress:  Nadja Bobyleva

Film Editing: Marcela Giesche

Prop design: Marcela Giesche

Production:  Lake Studios Berlin, DOCK 11 Berlin

Premiere: DOCK 11 - February 13-16, 2014

Further Performances:

DOCK 11, Lake Studios Berlin, Uferstudios in the frame of ISADORA Werkstatt.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/121285802

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