By the end of October 2014 I started a research project with choreographer Miku Tsuchiya. The process consisted out of four makers intensives on four different locations throughout the UK in which spatial composition, dance, painting, movement and film were explored. The flow was enticing and the footage was rich. Consistency and style began to form out of two different disciplines, dance and visual art, bringing it to a new level in which exploration and intuition became the leading roles of this collaboration. Central to this research is the use of the digital canvas as our main tool.
When in December 2014 Miku moved back to Japan, we became well aware that in this digital age boundaries are relative when it comes to distance. Since we have landed in the next step of our work process, the digital step, we have decided to collaborate from opposite ends of the world.
From this day we will log the process of our collaboration onto this blog as a support for the work being created through theory and practice.
Concept Working title: ‘ONES’
Tomorrow, 25th of November, my almost 48hour collaboration with composer Jack Goodwin will be shown at Goldsmiths Great Hall at 7.30pm.
Jack has asked me to make an abstract and non-narrative film to accompany his soundtrack, after he saw my film work. This collaboration is a first in a line of experiments we will undertake over the coming months in which sound and film will be explored.
We start with me responding in a first visual film reaction to the soundtrack Jack composed, after which Jack will compose a first musical reaction to my film. Further down the line we will see what this will bring us and if or how we can start the process of creating simultaneously.
This autumn I am researching dance and film with choreographer and dancer Miku Tsuchiya. In this collaboration we let a chosen location influence and challenge both our views and work methods to come to a new image that combines dance and film as one.
These photo’s are a sneak peek into our current work process.