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Mundana

Mal Pelo | Jordi Teixidó
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This is one of Teixidó’s most surrealist works, a perfect example of the integration of certain aspects of contemporary dance in the video genre. By means of an extraordinary and disrupted narrative, he manages to generate a space within which movement and image merge to create an amazing experience.

It is clear from this video that the artist is not afraid of getting lost and that he is pushing the comical and experimental aspects of his work to new limits. He starts out from what at first seems like a conventional narrative, and takes it to an absurd and surrealist climax, in which dancer clones become the main characters in a performance full of referents and signs of complicity. Colours double up and fill the screen.

The performance is suddenly interrupted by an anguished scream uttered by the story’s main character. This point of inflection puts events back into order, into their appropriate flow, and it also warns us that, in spite of all, there are certain norms that cannot be overstepped. Although the format of the piece is much more influenced by television than other works by Teixidó, it is still clearly an excellent visual experiment, from which we can anticipate a long relationship between two disciplines that at first seem quite disparate, video and contemporary dance.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Mundana
  • Direction: Mal Pelo - Jordi Teixidó
  • Production: Jordi Teixidó / Mal Pelo. 1995.
  • Team:

    Choreography : Pep Ramis , Maria Muñoz

  • Duration: 00:11:40
  • Original format: Betacam SP
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright