Falling stars cross the dark deep blue sky on a clear summer night. We follow them with curious eyes until they disappear in the fluorescent threshold which softly melts the air while it touches the earth. Stars shine with different rhythms and intensity, at a different pace, from different distances, perhaps also from different times, but we see them all in the same firmament like hearts beating quietly in a far distant ocean. How clean one feels when staring at the immensity of the universe on those nights? you almost feel projected into this void and we even dare to raise a hand hoping to touch these dazzling lights.
In front of our eyes a constellation of dreams are revealed. Secret thoughts which came to our mind thoroughly disguised. When we get used to the dark our pupils dilate their black holes connecting us with the immensity above and we start to see patterns in the sky. Then we throw a line from one luminous point to another and we start to give form to unknown ideas which emerge with natural energy projected from our subconscious into those unreal or imaginary lines.
Introduction is this sky where Elena Narbutaite and Rosalind Nashashibi walk together under a new light, an immense vault where we can listen to their voices while the echo of their friendship reverberates against the walls of a clear night.
Fred Zinemman directed JULIA in 1977, a movie about friendship, commitment and its complex nuances, a film in which we assist to a long term friendship that evolves and changes its tone, its shades and colours, but which somehow survives distance and time. Friends, like lovers, tend to reflect each other like in a mirror even if what they see in the glass is not a perfect match or what they really expected to see in its silvery surface.
Two silent, powerful and distant narratives emerge; not adhering to previous expectations. Introduction indulges the desire for an unpredicted encounter.