Wednesday, October 04, 2006

SIMULATED RAPTURE


At a 'Critical Path' Residency, NSW, Belgian Dance Filmmaker, Thierry de Mey, hosted a workshop for ten Sydney dance filmmakers. I decided to continue working on a project, "Simulated Rapture" which I began in Europe in January '06. The film features four of Sydney's most interesting independent dancer/performers; Martin del Amo, Lizzie Thompson, Brain Fuata, Rosie Dennis and sound by Gail Priest. It is a dual-screen installation in which the performers relate to each other through distorted reflection and paradoxical association. Thierry de Mey's past work with choreographer Anna Therese De Keersmaeker and his multi-screen works influenced the structure and editing of this piece.