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Dance Films Kino Event: Paying Attention: Choreographing Image, Action and Task

March 24, 2012 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curated by Mark Jeffery, Performance Artist, Curator of IN>TIME 2013 and Assistant Professor Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Enjoy an afternoon of performance on film, including the work of Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci, Fiona Wright, Becky Edmunds, Angela Ellsworth, Marisa Zanotti, and Julie Laffin.

Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci work together in Paris. Their work was shown at La Maison Rouge, Paris and attitudes, Geneva in 2008, at The South London Gallery in 2009, at CAC Brétigny (cur. Pierre Bal-Blanc) in 2010 and at Villa Medicis, Roma (cur. Eric de Chassey) in 2011. They also participated to the group exhibition, The Living Currency (cur. Pierre Bal Blanc) Museum of Modern Art , Warsaw (2010) / 6 Berlin Biennale (2010), On line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century (cur. Connie Butler and Catherine de Zegher ) at MoMA, New York (2010) and showed at the Louvre in October 2011 (cur. Marcella Lista). This year’s projects include two solo exhibitions at FRAC Lorraine, Metz and at Consortium, Dijon.

Untitled, 2000. Kleenex, table. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2004. 2 sheets of A4 paper. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2004. Sellotape, table. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2006. 4 sheets of A4 paper, table. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2006. Cotton thread, table. Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2008. Sheet of A4 paper, lights. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2009. Steel ball (diameter : 10mm), table. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris
Untitled, 2011. Black pencils, table. Courtesy the artists and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris

Becky Edmunds and Fiona Wright:

Becky Edmunds (b.UK, 1966) trained as a dancer and choreographer at Laban Centre, London in the mid 1980’s. In 1988, she met with artist Michael Mayhew, and together they formed the live art company, Mayhew and Edmunds, in Manchester. Since 1993, Becky has been based in Brighton, UK. She continued to produce live work, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with visual artists, photographers, scientists and dance artists until 2000, when she shifted to a screen-based practice. Her video work now has two distinct strands, which inform and influence each other. She works as a dance and performance videographer, and has collaborated with artists and organizations to produce video documentation, including Rajni Shah, Pacitti Company, Blast Theory, Gill Clarke, Fiona Wright, Girl Jonah, Gravity and Levity, South East Dance, Springdance (NL).

Fiona Wright (b. London 1966) is an independent artist who makes solo and collaborative performances through writing and choreography with a focus on finding a personalized yet un-confessional connection to audience. Current projects include a new one-woman theater piece titled ‘How the Sun Lights the Earth’.

On Lying Research Document. 
2007 (9 min) Courtesy the artists
salt drawing, short edit. 2004 (1 min) Courtesy the artists
Other Versions 2005 (6 min) Courtesy the artists
girl jonah, She Was a knife Thrower’s Assistant, work-in-progress edit (5 min) Courtesy the artists
girl jonah, this two, studio edit. (7 min) Courtesy the artists

Angela Ellsworth (b. USA 1964) is an interdisciplinary artist who created compelling objects and performances. The 2010 Biennale of Sydney included the installation – Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense, nine bonnets pierced through with pearl-tipped corsage pins and representing the nine wives of her great-great-grandfather, who was the fifth prophet of the Mormon Church. She lives and works in Phoenix.

Stand Back Courtesy of the artist

Julie Laffin (USA) is a performance artist and independent curator whose body of work has often featured huge gowns she creates and inserts into public spaces. The gowns provide the work with a visual anchor for task-based, durational performance/interventions that become articulated as they unfold over time. Laffin has performed nationally and internationally and her work was recently performed at the Jakarta Biennale #14.

Kiss Piece (6 minute video excerpt of 17 hour live performance work) Courtesy of the artist

Donna Rutherford (UK) has been working in the realm of art performance as a writer, performer, director & video maker since 1990. Working on solo and collaborative projects in the UK and abroad with a wide range of artists, musicians and community-based participants. The work deals with versions of personal storytelling. Increasingly my commissioned work develops through open invites to contributors, as my faith in people’s stories is so strong. Essentially my work looks at how people deal with, and don’t deal with things in their life – when they are pushed to extremes, or the side effects of avoidance.

KIN Courtesy of the artist

Marisa Zanotti (UK) is an award-winning director and writer coming from a background of performance and choreography. Her first short film “At the end of the sentence”, received BAFTA and BIFA nominations. She is currently in post-production of Edits Film, a response to choreographer Lea Anderson’s final work with the all male dance company The Featherstonehaughs. In 2013 she will be collaborating on a touring installation with director/choreographer Charlie Morrissey. Marisa is on the faculty at University of Chichester.

Passing Strange and Wonderful Courtesy of the artist

Utopias and Dystopias Film Program (2-4 pm)


March 24, 2012
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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