Sunday, 18 July, 3.30pm
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.
Chapter 2: A Wet Bio Coder
Better Lovers, Hsin-Yu Chen, United States, 2020, 8:28
A voice guides you across a field, under your fingertips and around your soft palate. You will be hypnotized. You will wander and trespass. With calibrated words and spinning objects you will hear what you want to hear, the flashing moments layering themselves seamlessly into consciousness. The wheel is humming gently.
This video may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. We advise viewer discretion.
Corina Andrian (Red-Cor), Romania, 2020, 07:27
DANCE = body + motion
How deep can you dive into the concept of “dance”? What moves when everything is still?
How far can you strip down the concept of “body”? What is vulnerability when there’s nothing left to strip?
Davide Belotti, Belgium, 2020, 04:08
This short dance film is inspired by some of my observations during the last few months. First instigated by the spread of the covid-19 then unfolding into the recent but familiar case of systemic racism in the US. The most recurring motif in these observations seems to be the notion of confinement, in various forms.
Lorelei – Persona
Gustavo Gomes, Germany, 2020, 07:03
Based on a ballad Zu Barach am Rheine by Clements Brentano, Heinrich Heine crafted his most famous poem Die Lorelei in 1824. It depicts a siren who sits on top of a cliff above the Rhine, singing and luring shipmen with her beautiful golden hair and hypnotising songs. Causing this men to crash their boats and die. Also known as ‘murmuring rock’, this tale was probably created from the sound of a small waterfall and the force of the winds that would hit the cliffs and cause this haunting sounds at night.
Even though there are numerous versions of this tale, this history is that it is about seduction, blame, defeat and a utopic love”
Custard Is This (Custard at Dawn)
Emma Lindsay, United Kingdom, 2019, 03:15
Custard is this. Custard is also a non-Newtonian fluid. How can its fundamental yellowness along with its anti-gravitational properties be represented and explored by the body? This piece is a response to both the material and poetic properties of Custard (and it’s poetic counterparts) as well as Gertrude Stein’s poem of the same title. It is a document of my irrational and pre-analytical desire to make custard at dawn.
By Gertrude Stein
Custard. Custard is this. It has aches, aches when. Not to be. Not to be narrowly. This makes a whole little hill.
It is better than a little thing that has mellow real mellow. It is better than lakes whole lakes, it is better than seeding.”