Tag Archives: screendance

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

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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/

 

 

 

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volume 4 of IJSD coming soon

We are pleased to announce that Volume 4 of the International Journal of Screendance – Theory (into) Practice – will be published soon over at screendancejournal.org. More details of the announcement at http://screendancejournal.org/announcement/view/28

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Filmaktion at Tate Modern

After Leonardo, 1973 – 2012

Malcolm Le Grice, 1973, 3 screens, performance with Keith Rowe, as part of Filmaktion, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London UK

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Rethinking Capitalism, through dance

In this talk for The Bruce Initiative for Rethinking Capitalism Randy Martin reads dance in terms of sovereignty, rule, governance and capacity, and he reads capitalism through dance. He concludes by saying: ” Dance is straddling between two major strategies of art: the utopian which we have now brought from the distant spectacle into a kind of tactile form, and the interventionist, which is about methods, techniques and the means through which we achieve what we would like to become.”

How does this translate to screendance? It could be argued that screendance is utopian, in that it is the sphere of the imaginary, of invented space-time and mobility. But the screen can also scrutinize, mirror and confront. So perhaps it can equally be interventionist in that it looks back at us and at the everyday?

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Call for Submissions

The International Journal of Screendance, Volume 3, ‘After Deren’.

The editorial board of the International Journal of Screendance is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our third issue to be published Spring 2013.

October 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Maya Deren. In recognition of Deren’s considerable legacy as a filmmaker, theorist and experimental instigator of a choreographic cinema, we invite artists and scholars to join us in engaging with the continued relevance of her art in relation to contemporary debates, themes, and practices. We welcome proposals for essays and feature articles exploring the resonance of Deren’s filmmaking, writings and advocacies in the context of 21st century visual culture and critical theory. We also encourage wider reflections on related contemporary issue by artists, curators and choreographers working within media and time based practices.

Submission of papers (3000 – 5000 words) or artists’ pages (1000 – 1500 words) in the first instance to guest editor Elinor Cleghorn at elinorcleghorn@gmail.com. Submission deadline extended to 20th July 2012.

For the online publication go to: http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/screendance/index

To order hard copies of existing issues go to http://parallelpress.library.wisc.edu/ordering.shtml

For any other enquiries and to receive a style sheet email screendancejournal@gmail.com

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Transition. A Network becomes a Centre

On 31 December 2011 (at 11.59pm?) the Screendance Network ends.

I am writing to acknowledge the end of the Screendance Network and the small beginnings of the Centre for Screendance. Traces of the Network remain in the International Journal of Screendance (with Volume 2 out in early 2012), memories of the Screendance Symposium (Brighton, 4 February 2011), and a group’s desire to continue creating opportunities for artists, academics, educators and students to engage with critical dialogues about screendance’s past, present and future.

The idea of the Network was developed by Claudia Kappenberg (University of Brighton), Doug Rosenberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Katrina McPherson (formerly Dundee University). Their work included a successful bid to the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council for “Network Funding” and in May 2009 the Screendance Network officially began.

The Network’s goal was simple: to create a research forum for critical debate and publication on screendance.

The Network also aimed to foster dialogue with adjacent fields of practice and enquiry and invited scholars such as Professor Ian Christie, (Birkbeck, University of London UK), Professor Noel Carroll (Temple University, USA) and Catherine Wood, Curator (Tate Modern UK) to contribute at different stages of the project.

In December 2011 and after two years of debates and activities the Network – Claudia Kappenberg, Sarah Whatley, Doug Rosenberg Harmony Bench, Ann Cooper-Albright, Marisa Zanotti and Simon Ellis – held its final meeting, and these seven will now contribute to the work of the Centre for Screendance.

The Centre for Screendance – hosted by the University of Brighton – will in the first instance continue the Network’s aims by overseeing the publication of the International Journal of Screendance. The group will also seek funding to develop a range of additional projects that attempt to provoke screendance practitioners, researchers and curators around the world. We will look to advance debates around screendance, and welcome a range of screendance practices that might include experimental film techniques, visual arts influences, research approaches and radical choreographic thinking.

This blog will be a collection of essays, reviews, news and opinions posted by members of the Centre for Screendance and occasional guests.

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Simon Ellis
On behalf of the Screendance Centre

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