Category Archives: event

Post Symposium Pictures

Post Screendance Symposium (April 10-13th at University Wisconsin-Madison) here are a few pictures. In this day and age not many can or want to travel long distances and the whole event was carefully documented to provide wider access to the presentations and long table discussions. I will post a link went the documentation is available online. A set of personal recollections will also be published in the next volume of the Screendance Journal, that is Vol 13. For reference see: https://screendancesymposium.art.wisc.edu/2022-symposium-information/

Photographs by Gitta Wigro and Claudia Kappenberg.

Tagged , ,

Recommendation: a different Screendance

by artists/filmmakers who are living and working in India today, and artists of Indian heritage based internationally. 

Artists and film programme (showing 19 – 27 March: watch here)

Loss & Transience 2 brings together films that are linked by their protagonists’ state of transience at key moments within the films. They provide numerous insights into how day-to-day realities are being catalysed to affect change, but also to reflect on present political and environmental concerns. Collectively the films are examples of rendering new worlds through improvisation which cannot exist ‘in the real world’; an approach that is re-constructive and playful; allowing for adaptation to the challenges of the environment whilst critically questioning our role within it.

The programme is curated by VisionMix‘s curators, Lucía Imaz King and Rashmi Sawhney, and presented in collaboration with videoclub Brighton UK.

Loss & Transience 2 coincides with an exhibition at Hong-gah Museum in Taipei.

Tagged , , , ,

What issues or questions would you like IJSD take up?

On Saturday 20 March 2021 the founding members of what was the AHRC Screendance Network and which expanded to become the Editorial Board of the IJSD invited Ohio State University symposium participants to discuss the future direction of the journal. After ten years of steering the journal this seemed to be a good moment for a review and for a wider consultation with our stakeholders. In preparation for the discussion, participants posted useful questions and suggestions on the symposium jam board, included below.

If you have any other suggestions or comments, please feel free to reply here or email the members of the Editorial Board.

Tagged , ,

THIS IS WHERE WE DANCE NOW: COVID-19 AND THE NEW AND NEXT IN DANCE ONSCREEN – Part 2

Friday and Saturday 19/20th March if you are in the US (or Sat 21March if you are in the UK/ Australia) there are two more Paper Panels, one Roundtable of Screendance Festivals and online audiences, and to conclude Tea with the International Journal of Screendance Editorial Board.

Below an extract from Vilma Tihilä’s panel presentation from last weekend, Roundtable: After quarantine: The future of screendance;

What is behind the words? What is before the words? What is it, that one can only know by feeling it, or experiencing it? What is it which can not be explained with words? What is the vocabulary for a language with no words?

These are a few of the questions I often return in my work. For me the potential, the excitement and the challenge in dance film making is to find the ideas, the techniques, and the combinations which deal with these questions in practice. And the key approach for me in this practice is poetics.

Dance film in its physical, visual and aural languages has a poetic approach, and through that it offers radical, self-reflective, fluid and innovative strategies to address questions in meaning making, communication and storytelling. And this is the power of screendance. Through the poetic strategies screendance can challenge thinking and doing in the fields of cinema, dance, media arts, visual arts and so on.

A poetics in dance film for me, links with feminist issues, intersectional perspectives and fluid mechanics of passing dichotomies, categories and roles assigned. Asking not only what but more importantly how.

Vilma Tihilä (b. 1991) is a Finnish film director specializing in dance film. Tihilä holds a Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and a degree in contemporary dance from Turku Conservatory. She has also studied physical cinema at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Tihilä’s films have been screened at various festivals internationally including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.

Tagged , , , ,

This Is Where We Dance Now: Covid-19 and the New and Next in Dance Onscreen

This Is Where We Dance Now: Covid-19 and the New and Next in Dance Onscreen is a symposium happening over two weekends—March 12-13 and March 19-20, convened by Harmony Bench and Alexandra Harlig at Ohio State University, US. The symposium will have focused roundtables on TikTok, screendance festivals, and the future of the field, as well as paper presentations and lightning talks. We’ll also have an opportunity for attendees to talk with the editorial board for The International Journal of Screendance and share thoughts and ideas about future directions.

Please see the full schedule and presenter bios at https://u.osu.edu/thisiswherewedancenow/symposium-schedule/

The symposium is free, but everyone must register at https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuuhqD4vGNSHPPn2Np_c2d9nwJ3jEoCO. This will generate an email with a link and password to join; there is one Zoom link for the entire symposium.

We will continue to update the website with more information. We will also be on social media with the hashtag #WhereWeDanceNow.

We’re really looking forward to this event, and hope you are too. Please share.

Tagged , , ,

Grounded, Screening 4 live for 24hrs

From about 6pm this eve UK time, SCREENING 4 will be live for 24hrs on coastalcurrents.org.uk/screening-4/

1+1=3 / NARRATIVES

AN EXPLORATION OF HOW OUR BODIES TRY TO MAKE SENSE AND THE STORIES WE TELL

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

including:

SALLY POTTER, PLAY (UK, 1970), 16MM FILM TRANSFERRED TO VIDEO, 10.00

ANDREW KÖTTING, BECAUSE THE REST IS SILENCE (UK, 2020), SUPER 8 COLOUR/B/W, SUPER 8 APPS, 16MM ARCHIVE  AND HD VIDEO, 13.29

HAROLD OFFEH, SMILE (UK, 2001), VIDEO, 02.58

OONA DOHERTY, DAVE TYNAN, HUGH OCONNOR, CONCRETE SONG (2017), 03.00

BECKY EDMUNDS, STAND IN (2009), 05.14

LUCY CASH AND SIMONE KENYON, HOW THE EARTH MUST SEE ITSELF (2019), 13.05

EVAN IFEKOYA, CONTOURED THOUGHTS (UK/ICELAND, 2019), VIDEO, 04.42

DAVID BLANDY, HOW TO FLY (2020), VIDEO, 06.22

This is followed by a live online discussion, Saturday 8 Aug 3pm https://www.facebook.com/CoastalCurrents/

And a final Screening 5 Saturday 8 Aug from 6pm for 24hrs http://coastalcurrents.org.uk/screening-5/

 

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

 

Tagged , , , , , , ,

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. 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

Tagged , , , , , , ,

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

Tagged , , , ,

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

grounded-programme_image_UPDATE

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.

Tagged , , , , ,