Men in the Wall (a screen dance installation)

Liz Aggiss, Billy Cowie

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Abstract

Men in the Wall was produced with an Arts Council England Capture 3 Award and an FRSF Award. Men in the Wall is a four-screen 3-dimensional stereoscopic screen dance installation, a world of four men whose shared framed lives reveal a public quartet of private difference.Men in the Wall is a complex 25-minute loop across four screens with a linear narrative and choreographic structure, giving a potential virgin viewing experience as one hour and 40 minutes, unusual for the fleeting attention often given to gallery based visual installation work. Breaking into the visual art domain that denotes gallery as ‘home’, Men in the Wall raised the debate concerning curatorial practice and contemporary art practice and is considered by the Arts Council and Capture to be the first of its kind.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
PublisherAggiss/Cowie, Arts Council Capture
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Eventother - National Review of Live Art Glasgow, 17/3/04-21/3/04
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Bibliographical note

This work has also been installed from 2004 - until 2008 as follows: University of Brighton 1/5/04-8/5/04, Trinity Square Gallery Toronto 4/11/04 – 2/12/04, IMZ International Screen Dance Festival Brighton 17/6/05-22/6/05, Shoot! Festival ModernaDansTeatern Stockholm Sweden 30/8/06 – 10/9/06, Pro Arte, KinoDance Festival, St Petersburg Russia 11/11/06-17/11/06, Wimbledon School of Art 30/11/06-11/12/06, 18th Street Arts Centre, Dance Camera West Los Angeles 20/6/07-30/6/07, I Like to Watch Too Festival, Cinedans 2007 Amsterdam, Empac Troy New York State USA 14-20/4/08, Southampton City Art Gallery from 7/7-7/9/08, Empac (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre) New York State 14-20 April 2008, Southampton City Art Gallery from 7th July until 7th September 2008. Men in the Wall was the Winner of the Dance Camera West Festival Award 2007 for innovation in the field of dance media. Men in the Wall was the Winner of the Dance Camera West Festival Award 2007 for innovation in the field of dance media.

Keywords

  • Screendance
  • dance
  • film
  • dance film
  • choreography
  • interdisciplinarity

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    Aggiss, L. (Author/Creator), & Cowie, B. (Author/Creator). (2003). Men in the Wall (a screen dance installation). Digital or Visual Products, Brighton, UK: Aggiss/Cowie, Arts Council Capture. Retrieved from http://artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/research/academic/aggiss/portfolio/wall