It is with great joy that I can announce that my newest film Undercurrent is accepted into the London Short Film Festival 2018!
The festival runs from 12th – 21st of January 2018.
Undercurrent We find ourselves uncomfortably close with a dancer on screen. Are we allowed to possess her? She is oblivious to her spectators until the momentum changes and she becomes aware that she is no longer alone. On the verge of losing possession of her body she takes control, turning her attention to the camera and the audience behind it. Encroaching on them, like a predator stalking its prey.
Last month Miku and I took our collaboration to the next boarder: Japan!
We have explored Japan’s city Tokyo and the rural environment of the Izu Peninsula through film and movement.
Whilst filming the theme of the individual versus the mass crept into our frame. Not only does Japan have millions of people living in just one city or travelling over the many highways and train tracks, it also has a great individual disconnect with its direct surroundings.
Dark subject matters as loneliness and the high suicide rate amongst the young generation made their appearance.
The beauty of Japan’s unplanned architectural compositions, however, gave us calligraphy lines to move and explore.
Miku and I are looking to deepen this movement research in a country that has so many beautiful contrasts.
So stay tuned for more exciting projects across borders @AnnePointNL
More news and developments from us on our ONES collaboration soon straight from Japan @AnnePointNL !
ONES COUNTERPOINT depicts the inner voice of a haunted woman by crawling under her moving skin. The interior and exterior are brought together by the three elements of water, wind and earth. As the lines between movement and manipulation blur, the woman’s calm facade cracks, revealing something dark and mysterious that makes its way to the surface.
In ONES COUNTERPOINT Anne Verheij (NL) and Miku Tsuchiya (Japan) cross the vast distance between the UK and Japan via internet to make their second diptych (the first being nominated at LSFF 2017 for Best Experimental Short Film). Their two individually created contemporary dance films, made from the same footage, are juxtaposed on a single screen where the soundtrack, especially created out of the field recordings they made in the UK and Japan, bring them together.