Saturday, 17 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.
Anna Macdonald, United Kingdom, 2020, 05:21
Reasonable Adjustments emerged from a series of workshops with people who live with chronic pain. Participants in the project spoke about the endless adjustments, and tiring dynamic planning, that moving with pain requires. This film responds to the creativity shown by these people as they adapt continuously to their changing environments and capacities.
Michal Krawczyk and Giulia Lepori, Italy, 2020, 07:10
The word ‘landscape’ is made of two parts: ‘land’, from the Old English lond, land, meaning ‘ground, soil’ + -skap, related to the word ‘shape’ from the Old English scieppan, meaning ‘to create, to form’. This short film is a multispecies ethnographic collaboration between humans and donkeys, in the permacultural site of Centre Thar dö Ling, in the Valley of Sagana (Sicily, Italy), where the land is being regenerated, and regenerative, through human and other-than-human ecological interactions. Land is shaped as land shapes.
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Sumedha Bhattacharyya, India, 2020, 06:00
An experiment based on sound design based on custom electronics , modular synth and the expressive facial choreography of Navarasa or the Nine emotional states in Indian dance and drama treatise : love (shringaara), laughter (haasya), kind-heartedness or compassion (karuna), anger (roudra), courage (veera), fear (bhayaanaka), disgust (bheebhatsya), wonder or surprise (adbhutha) and peace or tranquility (shaantha).
notes on symptoms
Alice Gale-Feeny, United Kingdom, 2020, 12:51
notes on symptoms was made during a period in which I experienced total loss of taste and smell. These symptoms significantly affected my relationship to my environment and induced feelings of being outside of my experience. They were never diagnosed as Covid-19. Tests at the time were not readily available, and calling 111 involved ridiculous waiting times. I was fortunate enough not be hospitalised and to have no serious long lasting damage.
My sense of smell has never returned to normal however, and particular odours, such as the smell of onions, have become a placeholder for all odours connected to the body.
This dance has no end
Fenia Kotsopoulou, Greece, 2018, 10:58
A tribute to artist Diane Torr. A year to the day, I dance in a black room : a single shot fusing male and female as ode to life and death.