Combining visual art, experimental media and human movement, Nascent is a visual and visceral journey through and about being. Raw footage of improvised and choreographed performance by Australian Dance Theatre dancers is confronted with compositional techniques applied in the post-production stage. Dancers’ gestures and bodies, poised and isolated, gradually become intertwined, massed forms that pause and unfold across the screen. Traces of movement appear as blips in transmission or digital ‘vibrations’, where the body and its image tune in momentarily then become ‘unplugged’ leaving behind traces of skin-print.
The score is specially commissioned music from Fennesz, whose own computer manipulation and processing of ‘analogue’ source sound echoes Gina Czarnecki’s approach to the treatment of image, and in turn influenced the final edit of the piece.
- Dance for Camera, South Hill Park, London, UK
- Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK
- Temps d’Images Festival, Usine C, Montreal, CA
- St Petersburg International Dance Film Festival “Kinodance” 2006, Russia
- Dance on Camera Festival 2009, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA
- Dance Films at Signal Point Collection, Dance Week 2012, Goolwa, AUS
- Special mention at Il Coreografo Elettronico, Naples, May 2005
- Delegates’ Award at IMZ Dance Screen, June 2005
- Best Dance Film Award, Australian Dance Awards, November 2005
- ReelDance Award for the Best Australian or New Zealand Dance Film or Video, May 2006