De profundis

agent: Zuzana Zabkova 2.12.2013

tags: video

De profundis, 2012 single video 4/33// (Open gallery, Bratislava)

De profundis, 2012, single video 4/33// (Open gallery, Bratislava)

music: Michel-Richard de Lalande, Arvo Part, Wolfgang Mozart, Michel-Richard de Lalande, Wolfgan Amadeus Mozart, Jozef Rosinsky, Christoph Wilbald Gluck, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Arvo Part, Roman Berger

De profundis is single-channel video, which works with the theme of the psalm of the same name (psalm 130). It is one of the penitent psalm, which can be found in Old Testament. It is used in Jewish and Christian liturgy. Because of its expressive richness in finding the humility is De profundis very popular basis of musical compositions, the basis for the prayer of their composers.

Video De profundis lead us through the concert hall, where we observe conductors conducting different De profundis (their favourite adaptation). The conductors, release from their usual staffage – orchestra in the concert hall, are not conducting the music, they dance. The usual conducting „solo“on the stage is, in this case, changing to the choreography. His dominant role is taking greater humility in the group. Conductor exempt from his environment is turning his role inside. By this exposure he balances on the edge between profaneness and sacral.

de profundis video

A few words about ''agent'' Zuzana Žabková

Zuzana Žabková was born on 19 March 1987 in Kosice, Slovakia


2006-2012 Academy of fine arts and design, Bratislava, studio IN -Ilona Nemeth, (departement of intermedia and multimedia)

2008-2009 studio IN by Andreas Fogarasi (AU)

2008 studio IN by Sabolc Kisspal (HU)

2010-2013 Academy of performing arts, Bratislava, Music and dance faculty (department – dance choreography)

2009-2010 Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal (Fernando Jose Pereira)

Zuzana Žabková official blog

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