Emma Portner shares the other side of her meteoric rise as a dancer and how painting became a form of therapy. Shot on 8mm on a visit to New York, Figure 4 incorporates my response to Emma's paintings through animation - directly scratching, smudging and piercing the film negative. It's the forth installment in Figures, an on-going series of portrait films.
How do you deal with life's curveballs? FIGURE 3 tells trapeze artist Korri Singh Aulakh's story of being diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune condition Myasthenia Gravis. It's the third installment in FIGURES, a new series of portrait films. Shot on a mix of 16mm film, VHS and digital.
What does it feel like for your lung to spontaneous collapse? FIGURE 1 explores circus artist Mario's story through images, sound and movement. It's the first instalment in FIGURES, a new series of portrait films.