‘Splat’ Screendance experiment

As a part of my Master of Fine Arts (Dance) at the VCA, ‘Splat’ is a dancefilm experiment with just one key action repeated identically in a number of locations, with different cutting techniques. 

Through a repeated ‘fixed’ movement, the variables of location and editing set up a frame work for the considerations of meaning making around a fixed movement. 

The idea was to remove ‘dancing’ from the equation in order to negate any chance for the body/ dancer/ movement of the human to lead the meaning. Rather, by keeping the movement identical in every take, I investigated how meaning of the movement is constructed when situated in various locations and repeated through editing. While even one gesture might have various connotations, if the movement is the same every time, it creates a more fixed ground for critique.

Here are some stills from this project:

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