彼 · 此
Other & Self
The dance film tries to explore the connection between the self and the others.
The others include everything outside of the self, while the self tries constantly to reach out, discover and draw from the outside world.
After all, all the finding in others is the quest of self.
Things are not always others or self,
this or that.
If you try to understand then you can’t get it,
only when you truly know by your self you can understand.
This can be that, and that can be this.
Things which are right in this can be wrong in that.
There’s no self without the others (the contrary),
The others (The contrary) cannot take form without my self.
It seems I am the same with the others, but I don’t know what/who is behind.
If there’s truly a master behind everything, why can’t I see his traces?
The existents prove its existence, we cannot see, because the essence exists without the forms.
— 庄子 （Zhuang Zi)
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
— Chuck Klosterman
About The Dancers
Anneliese Charek is an artist, educator and arts facilitator focusing on the mediums of film, video installation, and dance.
She is the founder of SLATE Dance Company, and currently living in Shanghai.
Through various roles in education and arts institutions, she has amassed experience in the areas of film production, performance production, arts management and arts education.
Anneliese Charek 是一位艺术家和艺术教育者，她的艺术表达形式包括影像和舞蹈。
Olga Merekina is a contemporary dancer, body art educator, and performing artist.
Born in Vladivostok, currently living in Shanghai.
She is the founder of Dakini Dance Studio, editor of Magazeta Magazine, and member of Shanghai Art Collective Illumin8tors.
Olga Merekina 是一位当代舞者、身体艺术教育者，和表演艺术家。