HOC EST CORPUS MEUM
The film portrays an amorphous mass of bodies beating in unison, fused and intertwined with ten sculptures made by the artist Berta-Blanca T.Ivanow . The sculptures are presented as physical deformations. Abstractions of specific parts of the body and its entrails. This sensory, almost ritualistic journey, leads the viewer into the deepths of the human being.
The film is part of and exhibition and performance presented in Vasto Gallery.
an exhibition by the sculptress Berta-Blanca t. Ivanow
Directed by Omotesando
DOP Carlos Feher
Performers- Anna Serra Duran/ Clara Tena / Francesca Poglie / Miquel Amengual Gual/ Joshua Kelvin zakayo / Marta Pros
Movement director- Laura Alcala Freudenthal & Berta-Blanca t.Ivanow
Make-up & Hair Artist- Mónica Marmo Editor Simón García-Miñaúr
Colorist Marti Somoza
Artist Assistant- Anel Rinat & Josepha Merz & Sarah Stracke
Graphic Design- Ana Baenas
Makeup & hair assistant-Cris Guda+ Ana sánchez-peña
Still Photography- Anouk Nitsche 1AC- Alfredo Suárez “Pana”
Gaffer- Jan Boet
2AC-Duna Marcos Roger
Runner- Elen Ivanow
Assistant director- Anastasiia Kulyk
Acknowledgments- Casa vasto, Carmen riestra, Primo content, Martin Kalina, Cora Rodriguez, Alicia Ivanow, Grupo Moda Estilmar.
“HOC EST CORPUS MEUM” is artist Berta Blanca T. Ivanow’s captivating works along the years, seamlessly crafting stoneware clay from visions of the corporeal into a series of sculptures.
Ivanow’s creations showcase a deep connection to the earth through the use of organic materials and ancient practices while converting a profound reverence to the human body. Implicit in her work is the acknowledgment that all human-made creations eventually decompose, returning to and reintegrating with the environment. Berta Blanca is a performer, she is a part of the cinematographical world and ventures to weave her pieces with film.
A significant aspect of Berta’s artistic identity is performance, and, true to form, “HOC EST CORPUS MEUM” goes hand in hand with a live performance accompanying her sculptural pieces. The performers shed light to each sculpture, utilizing them as movement and breathing them in as part of the human body. This performance not only complements the artworks but also provides a unique opportunity to experience the artist’s nature to challenge, perform and highlight a harmonious juxtaposition without a discernible hierarchy.
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