EXHIBITIONS    Current: An original screendance by Kim Sargent-Wishart

Warrnambool Art Gallery

10.11.17 to 10.12.17


 


 

 

 

 

An original screendance by Kim Sargent-Wishart

 

With dancer/collaborators Jennifer Chambers, Emma Charlton, Melissa Dance, Ella Dunn, Aisha Gladman, Karen Hermon, Keela Moloney-Smith, Shari Nye, and Anna Schlooz. Filmed by Emily Bissland and Kim Sargent-Wishart. Original score by Jarrah Wishart

 

Currency is a new screendance made with a group of local Warrnambool dancers spanning 6 decades in age, from teens to sixties. It explores questions of ageing and visibility in girls and women, and represents ageing as ambiguous and slippery, as movement along a current or continuum of time. Challenging fixed ideas of ‘old’ and ‘young,’ it also considers issues of ageing and cultural currency, the desire to be visible or to disappear, and the experience of our physical bodies as simultaneously architecturally formal and illusory.

 

Screendance is an art form that creates dance specifically for and with the camera, in which the editing process becomes part of the choreography. In creating Currency, the dancers contributed to the development of the movement material, which was then edited to further reflect the themes of the piece. Experimental editing techniques help convey a sense of ambiguity of identity and the slipperiness of our sense of time. Filmed in amongst disused farm equipment amid the spaciousness of sky and fields, the piece also considers the beauty inherent in ageing, decay and transformation – a different beauty to that of youth. 

 

Kim Sargent-Wishart
Kim Sargent-Wishart is a movement artist, educator and researcher working in dance, film, photography, somatics and meditation. Her work explores the found beauty in ordinary (and often overlooked) things and places. She has a BA with Honors in Dance, a PhD in Performance Studies, is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator.

 


Currency is made possible by a Quick Response Grant from the Regional Arts Fund and through generous in-kind support from the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Melissa’s Dance Elements, and the F Project, Inc. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

 

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