High winds & slippery surfaces

Corinne Jola (Artist), Pernille Spence (Artist), Zoe Irvine (Artist)

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    High Winds & Slippery Surfaces is a collaborative work between a performer-scientist, a performance-moving images artist and a sound designer. The team aimed to artistically create a kinaesthetic experience in the viewer of a 1min screen-dance film informed by research on kinaesthetic empathy and each collaborator’s discipline. The output is an artistic artefact that has the potential of it being used as a stimulus in empirical research, closing the circle from research to creation to research. In High Winds & Slippery Surfaces a fleeting body fights to maintain control of their movement as they find themselves in an unstable and unpredictable environment. The film experiments with the friction between physical action, sound and space to awaken the kinaesthetic sense of the viewer. Repeated disruption in the flow of action and sound together with the abrupt changes between involuntary and choreographed movements creates a dark, unsettling viewing experience as the sonically immersive environment takes the viewer beyond the screen supporting a greater sense of awareness of the space surrounding them.

    The work was first shown at the Dance Live Festival, Aberdeen, UK in October 2021 and as of March 2023, it has now been shown in the following exhibitions.

    • Dance Live Festival of Dance, Anatomy Rooms, CityMoves, Aberdeen, UK (and online), 14-17th October 2021.
    • International Screen Dance Festival, Iowa, US, [Online}, 10th December 2021.
    • Do you mind can I ask what happened (to your legs?): An evening of Moving Image by Scottish artists, Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh, UK, 18th December 2021.
    • FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, North Carolina, USA, [Online],18th February- 6th March 2022.
    • ScreenDance-Festival, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden (and online), 23rd April 2022.
    • Desassossego Short Dance Film Festival, Luz e Vida, Valbom, Gondomar, Portugal, 24th April 2022.
    Original languageEnglish
    Media of outputFilm
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2021
    EventDanceLive Aberdeen Citymoves Festival - Anatomy Rooms & Online, Aberdeen
    Duration: 14 Oct 202117 Oct 2021


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