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I Can Relate
ALISON CURRIE

I can relate is a video dance work presented on a sculpted projection screen in a gallery format. It will premier as part of 24 Frames Per Second at Carriageworks Sydney 2015. The video will be projected onto a sculpted topographic-like screen, the moving image will be mapped to the sculptural form of the screen. The content of the video shows a solo dancer interacting with a landscape of large granite rocks and explores the fundamental comparison of form between dancer and the rocks. The recorded moving image will be treated and mapped to emphasise the perspective and stretch of the peaks and troughs that the screen provides.

LONG DESCRIPTION

I can relate is a 4 min looped video, dance and sculpture work presented on a sculpted projection screen in a gallery format. The video will be digitally enhanced and then projected onto a sculpted topographic-like screen. The moving image will be mapped to the sculptural form of the screen. The content of the video shows a solo dancer interacting with a landscape of large granite rocks and explores the fundamental comparison (i.e. form) between dancer and the rocks. The recorded moving image will be treated and mapped to emphasise the perspective and stretch of the peaks and troughs that the screen provides.

The work is inspired from the simple narrative of comparison between object in this case rock and human in this case a dancer and the greater relationship to landscape.

The South Australian coastline of the Flueurieu peninsula where I spent much of my childhood has locations of large granite rocks covered in brightly coloured lichen. The filming location is Lady Bay at Port Elliot. This location has a large expanse of these lichen-covered rocks on which we were able to film in a way that creates a sense of otherworldliness by framing only the rocks or the rocks and one other element to remove the horizon in order to create a new location that is not linked to the common understanding of beach and seaside towns.

I am interested in creating a work where all of the components are viewed as one and each component affects how the other is viewed. I can relate will be a development and continuation of my previous works collaborating across mediums. I want to stretch the viewing of the film by creating a three dimensional multi faceted surface to project onto and manipulate the video with. It will also provide varied experiences for the audience dependent on their viewing location. Specific viewing locations will be suggested by the placement of listening stations with headphones to listen to the sound score.

CREDITS

Choreographer/Director
Dancer / Assistant Choreographer
Dramaturge
Film and Edit
Film
Sound
Costume
Thanks to
Alison Currie
Carlie Angel
Jason Cross
Tobin Lush – Rodeo
Sam Chrisholm – Rodeo
Alisdair Macindoe
Gemma Stocks
Phil Callaghan and Jessie McKinlay

CONTACT

Director – Jason Cross

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