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Report from Panorama British Screendance

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I am following up on my last post about this event/ panorama in Bordeaux 11th May 2017: to make this happen, Camille Auburtin worked with three partners, the Cinéma Jean Eustache de Pessac in Bordeaux, who hosted the screening and lecture, the Université Populaire du Cinéma of Bordeaux (UNIPOP), and the independent association Cinéréseaux. It was an interesting forum as it brought together several different audiences of all ages, from young and mature filmmakers who work with dancers and screendance to those who had never heard of screendance/ video dance, but have a general interest in cinema and experimental work.

The films looked great on a massive screen in this 400 seater cinema, and were discussed in the context of experimental cinema’s rich history.

For a blog post on the event see: https://www.facebook.com/milleAub/posts/10155222269177246?match=Y2FtaWxsYXU%3D


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All This Can Happen @ The White Cube London 6/10/2016

hat-sceneFilm on Sunday: Artist’s Choice

All This Can Happen: Chosen by Antony Gormley

White Cube Auditorium, Bermondsey
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street

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Steve Farrer: Film Screening


De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill UK, Saturday 20 February 2pm
Auditorium Tickets: £5, £4 DLWP members and concessions

A programme of experimental films by Steve Farrer made between the mid-seventies and the present; a particular emphasis is made on new abstract works exploring methods of creating levels of structure by the use of simple machines and notation. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. Film likely to contain nudity/sexual images.

Also s installation in Gallery 2:

This exhibition, shown as an immersive installation, is a new commission by Steve Farrer. Best known for his work related to the notions around expanded cinema – which offers an alternative perspective in filmmaking by reinterpreting the given conditions of the cinematic medium – Farrer’s work opens up questions around the spectator’s construction of time/space relations and activates the live context of watching.

Shot in the De La Warr Pavilion’s auditorium, the principle sequence is based on mesmerizing and dream-like scene, The Kingdom of the Shades, from the French choreographer Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère, first performed in 1877. The long and slow repeated-arabesque sequence involves the entire corps de ballet, dancing one by one, in formal articulation across the stage in perfect accumulated unison. The orientation grids of the sequence are revisited in Farrer’s work; the massed ranks of the corps replicated in the multiple exposure of a single performer’s gesture, repeated and looped through the camera and projector. The work interrogates an accepted cinematic experience, giving it a new perspective and engaging the speculation of the audience.

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Jury decision for the Leeds International Screendance Competition

Andy Wood: You’ll never guess what…. Ha! I am sworn to secrecy by our expert jury yesterday! You have to come to the screening to find out who has won the £500 and which runner ups have been specially commended by Claudia Kappenberg, Silvina Szperling & Marisa Hayes.

For all details go to: 28th Leeds Internetional Film Festival

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ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2014: Dance Transmissions

Selected by Vivian Ziherl + Q&A

Curator Vivian Ziherl has selected a programme of films for the Artists’ Film Biennial that deal with themes of dance in translation to moving image, about figures and gestures transposed across media. Yet their images bear the trace of cinema’s imprint within the bodies of modern dance itself. Unspoken texts tremble in the interference patterns between these media, perhaps issuing Cocteau’s enticement of a concealed drama, ‘the plague, the gold, the gongs’.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with artist Shahryar Nashat and programme curator Vivian Ziherl.


…Would anyone be interested to send us a review of the screeening for publication on this blog?!

If so please email: C.Kappenberg@brighton.ac.uk

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Embrace your foolishness

“By avoiding dancing, Shakespeare’s Jacques refuses the embrace of his own foolishness,” writes  in the Guardian in a review on dance on the big screen. And I would add that this aspect of dancing is gaining a new currency at a time when life is increasingly measured, standardised and accounted for. Read the full article;

The glorious folly of dance on film

From Singin’ in the Rain to The Full Monty and Strictly Ballroom, dance films celebrate our human capacity for improvised, limitless joy.
Michael Newton, The Guardian, Saturday 28 June 2014
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Valie Export screening at the ICA, London

Artists’ Film Club: VALIE EXPORT 15 Mar 2014 – 16 Mar 2014 at the ICA

Artist and Filmmaker VALIE EXPORT’s career spans five decades, and comprises numerous ground-breaking works of a provocational and often controversial nature. This weekend series of screenings draws together a significant cross section of her moving image works produced between 1966 and the present.

VALIE EXPORT will be present for the duration of the event for introductions and a Q&A.

Supported by Collection Native Informant

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