Unter Anderem - ‘Amongst Others’
A Moving Body/Moving Image Production by CCC (choreographic cinema collective)
Mini documentary HD, color, 18:22
Co-Directed/Produced/Edited by: Rosalind Masson & Florence Freitag Camera: Florence Freitag, Camille Jemelen
Sound-Mastering: Johannes Plank
In order of appearance: Côme Calmelet, Maria Giulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Colas Lucot Renate Graziadei, Arthur Stäldi, David Hernandez, Keith A. Thompson.
What is the importance of movement?
In 2013 Laborgras initiated a long term research project ‘The Renaissance of…’ that set out to investigate the location and importance of movement within contemporary choreographic and performance practice. Conducted over the last five years, the research was pursued through workshops led by Rebecca Hilton, Keith A. Thompson and David Hernandez and were attended by artists, dancers, choreographers, thinkers and the public. In turn the research influenced the development of four works by Laborgras: Retour (2014); Ambulo Ergo Sum (2015); Silent Confrontation (2016) and Movement Episodes (2017).
During the workshops at the Laborgras Studio in Berlin questions arose around the pertinence of movement qua movement within ‘dance’ at a time when either explicitly or implicitly, dance is delineated from choreography and subsequently reallocated and/or absent. Central to this question was the relationship between dancer and choreographer.
‘The Renaissance of..’ set out to research into this and related questions through the sharing a physical dialogue in the studio. The workshops researched composition and performance within a contemporary context and then developed into conversations around the compositions of daily life, philosophy, and art. The mini documentary film presented here records this process, and reveals how the research moved across the aesthetic into the ethical: perhaps the single most important question that emerged from the research was how the politics and economics of late capitalism influence the way artists behave and how art is made and distributed. As exemplar of this research the following interviews aim to get inside the process in one of the works – ‘Movement Episodes’ – and to share its emerging dialogues: on movement and choreography; heritage and lineage; redefinition and reimagining.