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Above The LightScreen dance collaboration (April 2016)

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Having worked with Heike Salzer on a number of previous projects; this one happened organically. I had recently completed a number of compositions for my Max/Min EP and wanted to create something visual to go with it. Heike came on board to direct the video; we were joined by Jennifer Essex as the dancer and Andy Harrison as cinematographer. As it turned out, we were looking for slightly different visual styles in the final edit; so this version is different to the version I used to go with the EP (the music is also different, I created a longer version of my piece 'Into The Light' for this project). It was a great experience to be involved with the visual side of things as well as the music; although I already had some experience of shooting film from previous projects I had always worked alone without the privilege of experienced visual artists who know how to make things look good!

You can watch the piece in full HD here: vimeo.com/167105820

The piece has been very succesful, screening worldwide:

December 2-4, 2016
Invited for screening at the FIVA06- FIVA06-Festival Internacional de Videoarte, National Library, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) (int.)
November 5-6, 2016
Dance Lab Nicosia, Moving Images International videodance festival #2, Nicosia (Cyprus) (int.)
November 4-6, 2016
Invited for screening at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival - a BAFTA recognised short film festival. 4th Nov. York Theatre Royal (Studio) 6th Nov. Friargate Theatre, York (United Kingdom)
October 22+23, 2016
Invited for screening at Sans Souci Festival at Coco Dance Festival, Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) (int.)
September 29, 2016
Invited for screening at the Festival Internacional de Videodanza Columbia. Videomovimiento, Universidad Javeriana (Columbia) (int.)
September 24, 2016
Invited for screening at the Dancefilmfestival Brussels - l'art difficile de filmer la danse, Danscemtrum Jette, Brussels (Belgium) (int.)
August 17th-19th 2016
Invited for screening at the 10ª MIVSC, São Carlos Videodance Festival/Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos, in São Carlos city, state of São Paulo (Brazil)July 31st July 2016
As part of the presentation The Give_Gift Project: A collaborative co-creative experiment in collective creation by Rob Burton, Textile Talks at the Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarãres (Portugal) (int.)
June 15-26, 2016
As part of The Gift Project, a collaborative exhibition including work by artists from Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, and Ukraine
The 11th International Biennial Contemporary Textile Art exhibition & Conference, Scythia 11, Kherson, (Ukraine) (int.)
May 10, 2016
Perth Screendance Awards, as part of Perth Dance Festival, Norie-Miller Studio - Perth Concert Hall, (Scotland-United Kingdom)
April 01-31, 2016
As part of The Gift Project, a collaborative exhibition including work by artists from Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, and Ukraine
Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough (United Kingdom)

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