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Xcèntric. 2010-2011

Evil & Pop Culture (3).

Dancing with the Dead. Fetishes, Zombies and Profane Choreographies


Dance and cinema have shared the task of creatively constructing time and movement. The aura of dance, repetition, trance, the grotesque, exhaustion and excess are some of the traces we find in the course of this session devoted to carnivalesque sensibility. Dances of subversion and regeneration, catharsis of fear and mystery, the works brought together here take the body’s resistance and consciousness to their limits in a joyous inversion of sacred and profane reality.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film, William K. L. Dickson, USA, 1894, 20 s;

Beltane, Christopher Steele, England, 1997, 16 mm, 6 min.;

Psych-Burn, J. X. Williams, USA, 1968, 16 mm, 3 min.;

Kalighat Fetish, Ashish Avikunthak, India, 1999, 16 mm, 22 min.;

Electrocuting an Elephant, Thomas A. Edison, USA, 1903, silent, 40 s;

Dance Number 1-6, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, USA, 1985, video, 17 min.;

Chumlum, Ron Rice, USA, 1964, 16 mm, 26 min.;

Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve, Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, France, 1933, 16 mm, 8 min.;

The Flora Faddy Furry Dance Day, Richard Philpott, England, 1989, 16 mm, 11 min.;

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Mark Leckey, England, 1999, 15 min.

Directors: William K. L. Dickson, Christopher Steele, J. X. Williams, Ashish Avikunthak, Thomas Alva Edison, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Ron Rice, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker, Richard Philpott, Mark Leckey

This activity is part of Xcèntric. April-June 2011, Xcèntric. 2010-2011

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