Sunday, October 30, 2005

Mid-October

'Cinematic dancing might be said to occur as any film maker is moved to include his whole physiological awareness in any film movement' Stan Brakhage



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Footnotes:
The piece was filmed over the course of an afternoon in Mill Road Cemetary in Cambridge, using footage of a single tree. I had a very clear idea of what and how I wanted to frame the elements involved, but had no idea of how the resulting footage would look. For me, the piece is entirely about movement, and resonates strongly with Brakhage's writing on dance and film, and the assertion that work created by a dancer can simply be categorised as dance.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Trace

'The camera can wander among the dancers seeing angles that no theatre audience could ever see...what it records is the trace of the travelling eye' - Francis Sparshott




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Footnotes:
Using footage filmed at Trent Park in February, the piece has been developed over several months. I particularly like the fact that the digital after-image makes visible the uniquely personal patterns created in space by the dancing body, and want to develop ths idea further, using other dancers.

An Etymology of the sublime

'In philosophy and poetics, something is sublime if it is raised (both by the speaker-poet and the reader-thinker) 'up to' or above the lintel' - Brian Charles Clark

'subliminal, sub-lim'in-el, adj, beneath the threshold of consciousness' - Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary



To view the piece click here.

Footnotes:
The piece was made in response to a fellow-PhD student's research presentation, and the footage of the hand was filmed in my living room, and the stills have been taken from a variety of pre-existing pieces.