Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
There is an increasing realisation of the profound impact of social isolation and broken social structures on individual well-being, such as current research into the connection between inflammatory disease and one’s experience of social connectedness. Notions of constructive communities are at the forefront also of debates on environmental sustainability. My question is, how do screen-based representations, screen performance and screendance reflect on contemporary communities, and what is screendance contributing to these debates? Much of screen performance, in particular in popular culture, tends to portray athletic, idealised individuals and spectacular acts, which may produce a ‘wow’ effect but add little to our understanding of communal relations, dynamics and potentials. To explore how screendance The paper discusses two screendance projects, by Amy Greenfield and Meredith Monk, and a feature film by Michael Haneke as well as two works from the current Venice Biennale, in order to explore, how screendance may address such issues.