Margarita Zafrilla Olayo
b. 1977, Madrid
lives and works in London
Margarita Zafrilla Olayo is a dancer, artist working with performance, choreographic projects, still and moving image, painting and installation, concerned with questions on how we are transformed by movement. As a dancer and choreographer, she works with the “body” as both material and medium.
– Prelude 2020 | HD movie, 7 min 49 sec
– We Buried Her Alive 2021 | HD Movie, 2 min 20 sec
– Demiurge 2022 | C-print
– Touching the Touch 2022 | C-print
– We Buried Her Alive 2022 | C-print
Location: Festival House
Margarita Zafrilla Olayo is a dancer and artist working with performance, choreographic projects, still and moving images, and painting and installation. She delves into the question of how movement changes us. The constantly changing imagery of Olayo’s film “Prelude” arouses in the viewer a multitude of thoughts, perceptions and memories. But a similar sense of flux is also evident in the stills on display. The title is inspired by the soundtrack ‘Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune’ by Claude Debussy and Nijinsky’s legendary ballet interpretation of it.
‘We Buried Her Alive’ shows the interplay between Zafrilla Olayo’s movements and the ink and wine processes that Pato Bosich uses for his drawings.