grounded

Claudia Kappenberg (Curator/Producer), Fiontán Moran (Curator/Producer)

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

Abstract

grounded is a season of online screenings that brought work together under the framework of Screendance, a term that signals an affinity between choreographic and cinematic approaches to art practice, an attraction between dance and film that is as old as cinema itself. Supported by the University of Brighton and focusing on artists predominantly based in the south- east of England and London, grounded proposed a way of thinking about movement as a political act. Set against the backdrop of Covid-19, the season considered the variety of ways artists use movement in video and film to explore the relationship of the body to society, of confinement to imagination, and health to politics. Much like the Danse Macabre, a medieval allegory about the equalising power of death, the programme is a space, albeit virtual, where we can reflect on questions around solitude and communication, community and identity, solidarity and our futures.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2020
EventGrounded
: a season of screendance
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Duration: 28 Jul 20209 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • screendance
  • film
  • moving image
  • Covid-19
  • movement
  • political agency
  • Body
  • society
  • Health
  • identity

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