Sunday, 18 July, 12pm
Kinesthesia Festival is about the way we perceive the moving image – seeing through the body. Screenings will start with a guided ‘invitation’ to tune into the sensory capacity of the body.
For those attending online, there will be three pre-recorded invitations: Sight, Sound, and Touch. Feel free to combine them with any screening.
Far Flung Dances – II (The Wood)
Mary Wycherley, Ireland, 2020, 06:00
Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.
Through a physical and visual relationship between a dancer, a tree and the earth, the precarious imbalance of our relationship to the world we live in is highlighted. It reflects the push, pull and force of our current social, climate and political challenge and evokes effort, loss and struggle.
Sandra Alland, United Kingdom, 2020, 08:07
Water,logged is a filmic collaboration with a short story. While a voice-over details two fictional members of Pussy Riot visiting an art exhibition, the visuals follow non-fictional queer disabled artists to water sources in Scotland. Is true collectivity possible? Who gets access to water? Who gets to make ‘political’ art?
That’s how I remember her
Naomi Midgelow, United Kingdom, 2020, 04:38
A touching experimental film using family archive footage shaped through a choreographic edit. Reframed, the personal footage lingers between reality and distortion to reveal the imperfections of memory, highlighting a sense of loss and fragmentation. Layering, repeating and juxtaposing different moments in time, multiple possible stories unfold across three screens.
Katsura Isobe, United Kingdom, 2020, 05:18
July 2018, I started a practice of filming myself moving in various locations with a question; what kind of relationship do I have to dance and movement? My curiosity has been on my body movement stemmed from the felt senses in responses at a particular time and place. Every time I filmed I put very short footage on Instagram @practice.of.the.day, which had accumulated to 100 by September 2020. This short film has been made with selected footages in order to acquire a sense of the whole practice till then.
Helanius J. Wilkins, Roma Flowers, United States, 2020, 12:00
Dirt, a screendance project created in June 2020, is a collaboration between choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins with videographer Roma Flowers, and composer Andy Hasenpflug.
Through the fusion of text, movement, layered visuals, and sound, this work presents a meditative exploration of identity and Blackness in a heightened time of unrest and uprisings fuelled by issues of police brutality and systemic racism in America.