04:20, Color, Stereo
In this videographical proposition De Bemels continues his exploration of the physical and the visual limitations of movement, dance and the human body. Central focus is on a static composite torso; it seems to blend in with the rhythmically invigorating limbs of dancer Ugo Dehaes, eyes closed, his head twisting like that of a puppet. Il s'agit offers an illusory and complex metaphor, relating the human body to machine-like patterns and shapes. In a cybernetic 'ballet mécanique' of fluttering, wriggling arm gestures the organism seems to develop and multiply itself, and then reassemble for a short but peaceful moment.'