Grounded, Screening 3 live for 24 hrs

Today from 6pm UK time:  coastalcurrents.org.uk/screening-3/

TAKING / CARE

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EMBODIMENT OF LOSS, UNCERTAINTY AND THAT WHICH WE CANNOT NAME

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YVONNE RAINER, HAND MOVIE (1966), 8MM FILM TRANSFERRED TO VIDEO, B&W, SILENT, 05:00

FLORENCE PEAKE, THE KEENERS (UK, 2015), VIDEO, 10.51

PHOEBE COLLINGS-JAMES, MOTHER TONGUE, MOTHER MASTER (UK, 2018), 16MM FILM TRANSFERRED TO VIDEO, 02.28

FENIA KOTSOPOULOU, THIS DANCE HAS NO END (2018), VIDEO,10:59

ZOË MARDEN, LITTLE LO TING (UK/HONG KONG, 2017), VIDEO, 04.08

HRH & GRAY WIELEBINSKI, WATER BB (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 08.02

LISA CLIFFORD AND CHERYL WHITE, DAD’S COFFIN (UK, 2020), VIDEO, 08.00

JOHN SMITH, STATE OF GRACE (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 03.00

 

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grounded, Screening 2 live for 24hrs

Go to: http://coastalcurrents.org.uk/screening-2/

SOCIALISED

A REFLECTION ON THE CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS MOVEMENTS THAT AFFECT HOW WE SHAPE AND FORM OUR PLACE WITHIN SOCIETY. 

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Please note there is nudity and sexual content in this screening which we would advise isn’t for under 18’s

ROSA-JOHAN UDDOH, PERFORMING WHITNESS (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 3 SEGMENTS, TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 09.32

GRAY WIELEBINSKI, HONEY DOESN’T GO BAD ON IT’S OWN (USA/UK, 2018), VIDEO, 09.58

ONYEKA IGWE, SITTING ON A MAN (UK, 2018), HD VIDEO, 06.56

ROSA-JOHAN UDDOH, PERFORMING WHITNESS: GOOD EVENING (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 00.39

EVE STAINTON & FLORENCE PEAKE, FANTASY SERIES EP01 (UK, 2018-19), ORIGINALLY LIVE STREAMED VIDEO WITH GREEN SCREEN, MOVEMENT AND LOW SPOKEN TEXT, 14.20

ROSA-JOHAN UDDOH, PERFORMING WHITNESS: PRIVATE LIFE DRAMA (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 05.13

EVAN IFEKOYA, SHE WAS A FULL BODY SPEAKER (UK, 2016), VIDEO, 17.33

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grounded, Screening 1 live for 24hrs

grounded – Screening 1 is live:

INTERIOR WORLDS / EXTERIOR LIVES

AN EXPLORATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF BOUNDARIES AND SPACE, AND HOW BODIES MOVE WITHIN AND ACROSS THEM.

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Showing:

BEN RIVERS, THE COMING RACE (IRELAND, 2006), 16MM FILM TRANSFERRED TO VIDEO B/W, 05.00

HARRIET MIDDLETON BAKER, THE WAR ROOM, AN OPERA! (UK, 2018), VIDEO, 11.11

HOLLY BLAKEY, SOME GREATER CLASS (UK, 2015), VIDEO, 03.14 

JORDAN BASEMAN, GENDERSICK (USA, 2019), VIDEO, 12.00

URSULA MAYER, CINESEXUAL (AUSTRIA, 2014), 16MM FILM TRANSFERRED TO VIDEO (SILENT), 03.44

ADHAM FARAMAWY, SKIN FLICK (UK, 2019), VIDEO, 13.30

PAUL MAHEKE, TROPICALITELE ET LEXOTE (FRANCE, 2014), HD VIDEO (SILENT), 12.45

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grounded, A Season of Screendance, 28 July – 9 August

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grounded is a season of online screenings that brings work together work from the fields of artist moving image, documentary and screendance.

Each set of films will be available online for 24 hours; the screening dates are

Screening 1: Tuesday 28 July 6pm – Wednesday 29 July 6pm

Screening 2:  Thursday 30 July 6pm – Friday 31 July 6pm

Screening 3:  Tuesday 4 August 6pm – Wednesday 5 August 6pm

Screening 4:  Thursday 6 August 6pm – Friday 7 August 6pm

Talk: Saturday 8 August, 3 – 5pm – LIVE ON FACEBOOK

Screening 5 : Saturday 8 August 6pm – Sunday 9 August 6pm

Supported by the University of Brighton and focusing on artists predominantly based in the south- east of England and London, grounded proposes a way of thinking about movement as a political act. Set against the backdrop of Covid-19, the season considers the variety of ways artists use movement in video and film to explore the relationship of the body to society, of confinement to imagination, and health to politics. Much like the Danse Macabre, a medieval allegory about the equalising power of death, the programme is a space, albeit virtual, where we can reflect on questions around solitude and communication, community and identity, solidarity and our futures.

grounded echoes the approach of those working in grounded theory who gather materials together to understand the social conventions that affect how people act and relate to each other. The season asks how we may break new ground in developing a social fabric that is welcoming, how we traverse boundaries and dissolve conventions, how we nurture newness and mourn what we have lost, how we remember and how we forget, how we explore what it means to be human.

The programme is composed of five online screenings, each appearing online for 24 hours from 6pm, and is hosted by Coastal Currents, Hastings UK. Curated by Claudia Kappenberg, University of Brighton and Fiontán Moran, Tate Modern.

#groundedscreendance

LIST OF ARTISTS: Jordan Baseman, David Blandy, Holly Blakey, Lucy Cash, Lisa Clifford, Phoebe Collings-James, Hugh O’Connor, Oona Doherty, Dave Tynan, Becky Edmunds, Adham Faramawy, HRH, Evan Ifekoya, Onyeka Igwe, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Andrew Kötting, Paul Maheke, Zoë Marden, Ursula Mayer, Harriet Middleton Baker, Graeme Miller, Hugh O’Connor, Harold Offeh, Florence Peake, Sally Potter, Yvonne Rainer, Ben Rivers, John Smith, Eve Stainton, Dave Tynan, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Cheryl White, Gray Wielebinski.

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Screendance curation, postcolonial and feminist perspectives and image technologies

Regards Hybrides is preparing for the next festival 21-24th November, in Montreal Canada: “An International Forum returns with its second edition. Conceived as a key event dedicated to the interaction between dance and cinema in the age of digital media, the Internet and the multiplication of screens in our daily lives, the forum gathers researchers, artists and the general public around artworks and major issues. This year, artist and curator Priscilla Guy invites us to take a critical look at the interactions between dancing bodies and cameras through popular culture and low-tech creation. In a sea of technological innovation, what becomes of creativity on a human scale and its impact on our relationship with the world on a daily basis? Favouring postcolonial and feminist perspectives, twenty guests from Canada and abroad will share their thoughts as part of screenings, performances, lectures, and round-table discussions.” 

Video teaser : https://vimeo.com/367805003

Detailed program and online box office : https://tangentedanse.ca/en/event/rirh-2019/

FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/2399146826982803/

English Press Release to follow.  French press release

Contributing to the enquiry into the relation between image technologies and modes of representation Claudia Kappenberg (United Kingdom) has curated a programme by UK-based filmmakers:

  • Priya / Directed by: Alia Syed / 16mm/ 11 min / 2012 / United Kingdom
  • How the earth Must see itself / Directed by: Lucy Cash / 16mm transferred to HD/ 11 min / 2019 / United Kingdom
  • Blues in B-flat / Directed by: Jayne Parker / Digibeta from original 16mm/ 8 min / 2000 / United Kingdom
  • Pace / Directed by: Katrina McPherson, Marisa Zanotti / Beta/ 4 min / 1995 / United Kingdom
  • Snow / Directed by: David Hinton, Rosemary Lee / found film footage/ 8 min / 2003 / United Kingdom
  • KLIPPERTY KLÖPP 2 / Directed by: Andrew Kötting / 16mm and HD/ 12 min / 2017 / United Kingdom
  • Sunday / Directed by: Gina Kawecka / Video/ 8 min / 2014 / United Kingdom
  • State of Grace / Directed by: John Smith / HD/ 3 min / 2019 / United Kingdom
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move freely

In the forthcoming volume 10 of IJSD, there is an interview with choreographer/director Sarah Elgart. IJSD co-editor Harmony Bench happened across Elgart’s bi-weekly column ScreenDance Diaries and in that column there is a link to a film called Move Freely directed by Wynn Holmes who worked with GRUBB (Gypsy Roma Urban Balkan Beats). Here it is:

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Pioneer Barbara Hammer Dies Aged 79

FRIEZE remembers the filmmaker Barbara Hammer, who passed away aged 79 and who also contributed to our journal issue AFTER DEREN, Vol 3 (2013).

“Barbara Hammer, the American artist celebrated as a pioneer of lesbian experimental filmmaking – with a formidable career spanning several decades – has passed away at the age of 79.

Hammer was born in 1939 in Hollywood, California. She first attended the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a degree in psychology in 1961. She later studied film at San Francisco State University during the 1970s – around the time that she first came out as a lesbian, leaving her marriage, and taking off on a motorcycle with a Super-8 camera. (…)”

Hammer was the only female student when she studied film, and seeing the work of Maya Deren was a huge inspiration for her. Visual references to Deren’s work can be found in her work, and she also made a film dedicated to Deren entitled Maya Deren’s Sink.  With regards to this film Barbara Hammer wrote:

“It seems so right that I return to Deren and her homes to access the private spaces known only through her films. I hope to ‘open doors’ for others who may not know her work so well. By re-projecting the architectural details from her films back onto the ceilings, walls, floors, cabinets and windows of her homes I call forth her creative spirit and invite viewers, who like me, might have a similar driving curiosity to visit and walk inside the homes where Deren scripted, shot, edited, and projected her films.”

Barbara Hammer’s bountiful energy, positive approach and courage will be missed very much.

 

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Call for entries for Film Rush

From Gitta Wigro, The Place, London UK:

I am pleased to share with you the call for entries for Frame Rush, the festival run by the students on The Place‘s brand new MA in #ScreendanceThey are a fab bunch of artists, and I can’t wait to see the vibrant and rich event they will create.

Submissions are via FilmFreeway; it’s free to submit and the call closes on 7 January 2019.  

The festival itself will take place over two days on 15-16 March 2019, at The Place in London. 

https://filmfreeway.com/FrameRush

https://www.lcds.ac.uk/frame-rush-place-screendance

Best wishes,

Gitta Wigro

Gitta Wigro, dance | film projects

Website http://gwigro.wordpress.com

Dance film news feeds http://www.facebook.com/videodanceMVB and http://twitter.com/dance_film

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From the new Screendance MA

Here is a blog post with comments from the 1st cohort of students on the new Screendance MA at the Place, London; its all about diversity, hybridity and the intersection of practices…

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IJSD v. 9 Screening the Skin published

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Screening the Skin: Issues of Race and Nation in Screendance, Volume 9 of The International Journal of Screendance. Guest editors Melissa Blanco Borelli and Raquel Monroe have gathered together a wonderful group of artists and scholars for this issue. Their editorial precedes the following articles, provocations, interviews, and reviews, available online in both PDF and HTML formats:

Intimate Visualities: Intimacy as Social Critique and Radical Possibility in Kyle Abraham and Carrie Schneider’s Dance Response Project’s I am Sold and Blood on the Leaves, by Stephanie Leigh Batiste

Dis/Orientation: Rhythmic Bodies and Corporeal Orature in The Fits, by Elena Benthaus

“Fresher Than You”: Commercial Use of YouTube-Native Dance and Videographic Techniques, by Alex Harlig

Scratching the Surface of Spectacle: Black Hypermasculinity and the Television Talent Show, by Laura Robinson

Magic Mike, Dirty Dancing, and the (Empty) Promise of Heteromasculinity, by Addie Tsai

Choreographing “ChinAfrica” through Transnational Encounter, by Jingqiu Guan

Curatorial Practices for Intersectional Programming, by Cara Hagan

Narrative Shifts: Race, Culture, and the Production of Screendance, by Marcus White

Danced Out: When Passing for Almost Straight Is Not Enough, by Mark Broomfield

A Conversation with Abbey, by Michael Sakamoto and Angella Betina Carlos

Bodies in Confined Sites, or, ‘When You Go Out, Let Them Know That We Are Not Monsters’, by Ariadne Mikou

We thank and congratulate the guest editors and contributors for their hard work. We invite you to spend time with the newest issue, browse older issues, submit to our next issue, and to share IJSD with colleagues and students. IJSD is an open-access journal, and we thank The Ohio State University Libraries for supporting this enterprise. We additionally thank the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University for their ongoing support.

With best wishes,
Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis
Editors of The International Journal of Screendance