ARE YOU HOLDING ME, OR AM I HOLDING MYSELF?
This film is a self study examining the relationship between our minds and our bodies, our thoughts and our actions, and the sometimes insurmountable gaps between what we think we want to feel and what we actually experience.
In this film I pose the question “Are you holding me, or am I holding myself?” and I attempt to answer it through a movement study describing the relationship between myself as an individual-a sensitive and receptive human body, and between various external influences. I am placing the human body in extreme conditions. Sometimes existing in a more grounded or neutral reality, while at other times existing in a warmer more surreal world, I investigate what it is to create and struggle with certain boundaries that stem from self reflection/self torment over past experiences, and the means by which we think we can achieve an ideal emotional or physical state.
Does our self perception hinder us? In recognizing our patterns, good and bad, are we really just making the realization that we are our own worst enemies? The realization that I sought through this film is that we are all looking for a human connection, someone to hold us as well as someone to hold.
Performer, photographer and artistic director. His work combines performance, movement, photography, film & installation in an attempt to study the limitless physical potential of the human body and its connection to the earth.
Currently residing in Tel Aviv where he works with one of the most acclaimed dance companies internationally Batsheva Dance Company- The Young Ensemble, where he has performed works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal.
Brodermann has belonged to different companies on his trajectory, such as 'Gallim Dance' in New York, with which he was able to perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, In addition to belonging to different companies, Brodermann has taken his knowledge to countries of America such as: Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York and DOMO in Mexico City.
As a photographer he has presented his work in different magazines in Europe and the United States, with the collaboration of more international artists, in King Kong Magazine, Risk Magazine, Out Magazine and Mode in Motion, exploring different perspectives of contemporary art, within the LGBTQ + scene.
Brodermann's art installations have been presented at the Health Gallery, Center for Performance Research and Brooklyn Night Bazaar in New York.
As director, his first short film entitled 'Are you holding me, or am I holding myself?' Made in 2017, was presented and winner of several national and international awards in countries such as the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Europe, being part of the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cesar just presented his first solo multidisciplinary show “PROXIMIDAD” at La Universidad de la Comunicación in México City.