The past that we didn’t know we had

Anna Rubi
The past we didn‘t know we had
2014/ HDV/ color/ sound/ variable loop

Sound: Simon Grab – excerpt from performance at Connecting Spaces in Hong Kong (2014)
Performance: Magnhild Fossum, Patricia Nocon

«What he sought was always something lying ahead, and even if it was a matter of the past it was a past that changed gradually as he advanced on his journey, because the traveler‘s past changes according to the route he has followed: not the immediate past, that is, to which each day that goes by adds a day, but the more remote past. Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait you in foreign, unpossessed places.»

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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Anna Rubi has a history as a professional dancer; she has been working with numerous companies, such as the Boadora Dance Company, Tellabor, Jewish Summer Festival and the Hungarian National Theater. She completed her bachelor studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in the Media Design department. She‘s been having a special attention on experimental visualisation techniques that capture movement on still and moving image. After completing her diploma, she received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and began her master studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in the faculty of Transdisciplinary Art. She became focused on dialogue art and cultural research, accompanied with the remaining interest towards visualisation technologies.

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