Buckle up for compelling, fast images of the magnificent Northern Light shot in Iceland over the winter.
Choreographed, directed and shot from disability perspectives, this dance-on-video short contrasts the playful connections when disability aesthetics, community and a ramp meet the institutional histories and discordant inclinations that can lurk just below the surface.
“I Dance Because I Can written by Alice Sheppard”
The New York Times
This short film is an adaption of the performance Animale (choreography by Lisie Philip, music by Laurent Tamagno). It was produced for an event in the MAMAC (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice) called “la Nuit des Musées” in 2017. I perceived the show as a celebration of the vitality of the body which is hunted and cornered but also resistant and pugnacious. The ardour and youthness of the tense muscles reminded me of creepers around a tree. I admired the transcendental beauty of the protean animality, oscillating between a quadruped, a reptile and a bird. I wanted to confront, as a last hunt, this body to young to die to the cold beauty of the cutting room of the old slaughterhouse of Nice.
When Enzo attempts suicide in his family bathroom, he is thrown into a barren purgatory landscape where Death catches him, shackles him, and initiates his final dance. A regretful, determined Enzo must fight Death’s seduction to get back to his life.
Redemption is my third and final non-narrative experimental film that deals with the death and resurrection of the human essence. This is not about a physical death but a spiritual one. The themes are my abstract interpretations of actual events that I have experienced. Those experiences dealt with the death of hope and spirit and their restorations.
Geometry is a visual music animated piece. Inspired by Oskar Fischinger and John Whitney, Geometry combines graphic shapes with music to show a ball’s journey.