Riteways, Every Intentional Act is a Magical Act, 2009
live video performance
Directed/video by Angie Eng
Music: Thierry Madiot, Elizabeth Valletti
‘Rite Ways’ is a live video/music performance of cinepoemes inspired by spiritual rituals. Symbolic objects, such as, the Bagua (Chinese Numerology) rocks (ancestors /American Indian), lingums (Hindu), are manipulated in front of cameras and mixed with footage of shaman rituals, archival footage, and overhead shots of public squares.
During the work in progress at Les Voutes, Paris, musicians, Elisabeth Valletti improvised electronic samples of harp with Theirry Madiot’s bellowing sounds of air compressed in horns, pipes, conch shells and elongated tubes.