The project comes from the experimentation of an everyday space through the sensations and movements of a body exposed at different levels. The interaction and evolution of the game between the dancer, the space and the food produce an intimate dialogue of sensuality, souvenirs, sincerity, sounds and smells. Cut, Slice, Swirl is a journey of multiple emphathic gestures.
Concept : Sophia Wright and Lorena Hernandez Choreography : Sophia Wright and Lorena Hernandez Performer : Juliana Mejia Mentor : Jacques Hoepffner Music : Nosaj Thing
Inspired by The Clovent Viscount novel written by Italo Calvino, the performance remains the physical and mental duality of human being. Confrontation is reflected in the movements and rhythms of the dancers but also of the structures. Portions of bodies appear little by little behind the objets inciting to watch as inwards than outwards. Mistery and imagination play the limits of perception, territories in which manifestations of union and separation, madness and balance, reality and fiction emerge.
Concept : Kayoko Kanda and Lorena Hernandez Choreography : Kayoko Kanda and Lorena Hernandez Performers : Kayoko Kanda and Lorena Hernandez
Photos : Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq
Theatre performance. 2014
Winter Wedding is a black comedy of Hanoch Levin that tells the story of two families who want to escape bad news (death) to save a joyous event (a wedding).
DRAMATURGICAL AXIS: The concept of leakage is an element present throughout Winter Wedding. The two families begin a journey in various universes to escape the character Latshek Bobitshek. During their adventures, families encounter characters full of spirituality but always end up mired in their narrow universe. Even if their thoughts carry them in absurd delusions, each time they return to their daily concerns and materialistic. Their lives are being reduced to an area without hope.
SET DESIGN: BURST OF SPACE The characteristics of the place of the performance are used to give a coherence to the text and the articulation of a scene to another. They become an axis that reveals this notion of the flight of two families and their cloisennement. the layout of the proposed area is thought of as a box, a symbol of confinement material.
Director : Stéphane Piochaud Scenography : Lorena Hernandez Costumes / Make up : Méléhane Girerd, Sibylla Dighero and Liliane Meynaud Video : Lorena Hernandez Sound design : Macarena Villambrosa
Installation-Performance (2014) Atmosphere created to play with the spectator.
AYRM? Looking for the fissure, this installation is going to spaces that are left behind in the daily life, and there is where the exploration starts. Objects from the everyday life will be transformed into sounds, images, spaces and prosthesis. It is an opportunity to propose a parallel place (a fantasy) evolved amidst ordinary elements of a big city. The piece establishes an interplay of relations with the spectator exalting his presence. The objective is to build an atmosphere where the proposal is to stimulate the senses and where the author has created a space for the spectator to inhabit this new creation.
AYRM? Is more than a question, it is an expression that suggests an adversarial reference to the "ready made” wondering if we are pieces that are reused even in a work of art. It is an encounter and an experience to be lived within a work of art.
The floor is full of wires that hinder the movement. Light sculptures shape the space as that move. A character directs the performance. His body is filled with prosthesis, like prosthesis for disabled person, but made rom recycled objects. His voice is also a prosthesis -a recording made in the past but communicates in the present with the audience, taking them through a series of "orders" to transform the space and experience.
Concept / Dramaturgy : Charles Gonzalez and Lorena Hernandez Performer : Charles Gonzalez Scenography : Lorena Hernandez Texts : Lorena Hernandez Sound design : Carlos Guerra
Collaborators : Kathrin Dehlan and Maria de los Angeles Torres Photos : Carlos Mario Lema and Ana Manosalva
WE ARE WATCHING YOU!
Installation (2011) Materials: Sewing Staples
Set of scales with the projection of model in closed loop. When leaving the spectator discovers the object that was once projected into the room. The notions of intimacy, control and security are questionned.
As an architect Lorena Hernandez has realized different building rehabilitation projects as well as research projects. Recently, she collaborated with Bellastock architects for the realization of a research project about the mobile architecture that has accomplished a series of conferences. Lorena had the opportunity to invite several thinkers, architects and artists such as Francesco Careri (Stalker), Yona Friedman, Raumlabor, Alexandre Romanès, Myriam Lefkowitz. Here are some photos of the event called Play Mobile and examples of interior designs for her clients.