The exhibition's featured artists include :: Sue Healey :: Samuel James :: Sean O'Brien :: Kate Murphy :: Isabel Rocamora
ReelDance Installations #04: Gesture-Dance is a dance screen exhibition featuring works by 4 Australian and one Spanish/UK artist; Kate Murphy, Samuel James, Sue Healey, Sean O'Brien and Isabel Rocamora. The works all explore the performance territory between dance and other modes such as the everyday and the dramatic. This is the territory that the moving body occupies in dancefilm, where dance finds itself in everyday scenarios, real locations and with historical and current practices of cinematic performance weighing in. Film viewing has conditioned us to ‘read’ certain corporeal behaviours, postures and gestures that can act as a kind of shorthand, connecting us to other bodies, other films, other places. Choreography in film can play with our knowledge of gestural performance, occupying the space between walking and dancing, action and elaboration, communication and expression.
These works take the choreographic manipulation of gesture further by spreading out the performances across screens, dislocated spaces and manufactured locations.
Working with the Creative Practice and Research Unit at EMPA, and industry partner, ReelDance, the works will be exhibited at various sites around UNSW Kensington campus, connected by a walking tour. Kate Murphy’s work will also ‘interrupt’ working screens in various locations around campus.
Erin Brannigan (Sydney)
Janine Dijkmeijer (Amsterdam)
Pascale Moyse (Manchester)
ARTISTS AND WORKS
In 2009 REELDANCE commissioned the creation of two new works, co-commissioned another two and assisted in the presentation of a fifth:
Sue Healey (Aust)
Reading the Body
Single suspended perspex screen, 6min Loop
Samuel James (Aust)
4 screens, 25min Loop
Sean O’Brien (Aust)
Melangkoli ~ Sean Siao
Single Screen, 25min with live performance
Dual screen durational installation, 25min loop
Kate Murphy (Aust)
Single screen, 9min Loop, silent
Isabel Rocamora (Spain/UK)
Promise of Fallen Time
Single screen, 19min Loop
Thinking Gesture: Composition And Analysis
Wednesday :: June 16 :: 9:30-6pm
Exhibition :: June 15-19 :: 10am - 5pm
Gesture :: Performance | Film | Dance is a research workshop and exhibition held at the University of New South Wales. The research workshop, Thinking Gesture: Composition and Analysis, will bring together artists and academics working across diverse media and different disciplines who share an interest in gestural composition and/or analysis. The event will provide an opportunity for scholars and artists to view and discuss new work, and share their work-in-progress with peers in related fields.
Co-conveners: Dr. Erin Brannigan and Dr. Jodi Brooks
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