Black Widow Djeff
Black Widow Djeff
Black Widow Djeff
Black Widow Djeff
Black Widow Djeff

THIRD is a collaborative dance film between three artists coming from three different worlds, dance, art and film.
The symbiotic relationships found in nature’s intricate web, the invisible forces that structure creative process, and the mercurial dance in which the body and mind intersect are
influences that shape this sensitive film.

On the occasion of his solo show Once Only Once for Berlin art week 2021, the French visual artist Djeff invited the dancer choreographer Ablaye Diop and the director Gabriel
to immerse in one of his creations (Black Widow).
At the crossroads of these 3 talents was born THIRD a spatio-temporal choreography which destabilizes our senses.

Black Widow evokes the idea of a technological trap. The net structure composed of weaved wool yarn fixed at a central point refers to the constant geometric architecture of the tubular webs of sedentary spiders. Neon lights are placed on each edge forming the frame of the canvas. In the center of the funnel-shaped composition, a light bulb emitting black light takes the throne like a spider posted on the lookout within its capturing system. The device is reactive: the lighting activates by detecting presence of the public. The light, at first pale intensifies gradually, and through fluorescence, the weaving of the white yarn metamorphosis into a seduction trap with hypnotic optic. After a certain time, the light turns off by itself and is reactive only by movement. An artificial environment with limited life, Black Widow opens a reflection on the programmed obsolescence, a symbol of a society of overconsumption.

Choregraphy and performance by
Ablaye Diop

Art (Black Widow) by

A film by
Gabriel Mokayed

Music (loss) by
@Sora Shima

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