Director Biography – Katherine Helen Fisher (THE MIND MADE BODY)

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Katherine Helen Fisher is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, director, producer, choreographer and performer who’s work explores the intersectionality between dance and new media.

Her work has been presented at Joe’s Pub, Radio City Music Hall, Judson Church, Danspace Project, Art Basil Switzerland, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, The Lincoln Center Dance Film’s Association, the LACMA and the 2016 Microsoft Global Exchange Conference.

Her choreographic work for television was featured on Season 8 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Katherine recently produced and directed CHARACTERS, an evening length solo performance piece featuring dance and interactive technology commissioned by Georgia Tech in partnership with The Institute of People and Technology and the Wearable Computing Center .

She is co-founder of Safety Third Productions, a media company focused on movement-based digital content.

Katherine has been a member of The Lucinda Childs Dance Company since 2008. She has also performed in the work of Robert Wilson, Mark Morris, MOMIX, and ODC San Francisco, Johannes Wieland, Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, Janis Brenner and Jennifer Muller among others. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Short Film: THE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

A visual & filmic exploration of Salvador Dali’s 1937 painting “The Burning Giraffe,” The Mind Made Body draws from Dali’s own curiosity with the “secret drawers” existing within all people and explores the physical manifestation of repressed thoughts, memories, & secrets. A Safety Third Productions collaboration with Butoh dancer & performance artist Caroline Haydon, DP Talon McKee, and sound designer Michael Quinn. Directed by Katherine Fisher with cinematography by Shimmy Boyle.

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