HIGH WINDS & SLIPPERY SURFACES
In High Winds & Slippery Surfaces a fleeting body fights to maintain control of their movement as they find themselves in an unstable and unpredictable environment. The film experiments with the friction between physical action, sound and space to awaken the kinaesthetic sense of the viewer.
Repeated disruption in the flow of action and sound together with the abrupt changes between involuntary and choreographed movements creates a dark, unsettling viewing experience as the sonically immersive environment takes the viewer beyond the screen supporting a greater sense of awareness of the space surrounding them.
High Winds & Slippery Surfaces was a 'One Minute' commission by GOAT media and Screen.dance.
Pernille Spence, Corinne Jola, Zoë Irvine
CORINNE JOLA is a choreographer and scientist, based in Scotland. She has studied and worked with the moving body and viewers’ perceptions artistically as well as scientifically, over 15 years, in and out of the theatre space. Through her comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, her work encourages a meaningful, deep dialogue between dance and science. Corinne explores in her multifaceted practice how the moving body affects individuals as well as their surroundings. She has brought scientist to dance on stage and dancers to engage in science.
Her installations and performances have been selected for several festivals in the UK and abroad, such as the Moves10 Dance Film Festival (Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool), IGNITE Dundee Design Festival, We dance ourselves. Re:Rosas! (Cooper Gallery Dundee), Decoding Space Exhibition (Hannah Maclure Centre Dundee), Edinburgh Fringe, Resolution! and Evolution (The Place London), Deptford X Street Art Festival (London), Antipodes Festival (Bataville, France), as well as Dance Festival Olten, Dance Days Dance House Zurich and Tanz-X-Change Solothurn (all Switzerland). Corinne currently lectures at Abertay University, where she teaches Psychology students how to reflect in movement, informed by artistic practice. She is invited to continue her training in Double Skin I Double Mind movement practice with the company EGIPC in Amsterdam and just started her Alexander Technique teacher training.
Corinne received funding for artistic work from Carasso Foundation (France), The Work Room (Glasgow), and the Rebekka Skelton Foundation (UK).
For more info www.CoCoDanse.com
PERNILLE SPENCE is an artist based in Scotland who has been creating performance and moving image works since the mid 1990s. She has created work in the sky with a team of skydivers, been lifted into the air by 22 giant weather balloons and devised a series of performances that took place in over 50 locations in the landscape alongside railway lines from Aberdeen to Glasgow.
Her work often explores a visual dialogue between the human body (with objects/materials), movement and space, and the body’s physical/psychological limits and constraints with in these parameters.
Exhibiting nationally and internationally her work has been shown in many galleries and festivals including the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Germany, Alchemly Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland and she was recently part of “>>FFWD:Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland” in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai Biennale, China . She currently lectures in the Contemporary Art Practice department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland.
For more info see www.pernille-spence.co.uk
ZOË IRVINE is a sound artist and sound designer. Recent works include Workers Union (2016), a film installation created in collaboration with Rebecca Milling and Alice Nelson. The Edible Pet (2016), a 38 min experimental radio documentary, commissioned by Radiophrenia (Glasgow) which has been broadcast in UK, Germany, Norway and France and was included in New Adventures in Sound Art’s album Deep Wireless 13. ŠUMA (2015-6) a promenade performance work to be experienced in woodland, created with Balkan choir Kuchke. Commissioned by SanctuaryLab and performed 4 subsequent times. It features radio transmission and live performance. She is a member of collective Ethel Maude whose work was included in Edinburgh Art Festival 2017
From 2013 – 2015 Zoë was artist in residence in the Scottish Parliament collaborating with composer Pippa Murphy. Their piece Democratic Resonance was installed in the Scottish Parliament during the Festival of Politics 2015. Zoë is lecturer for sound in film on MA and BA film courses at Edinburgh Napier.
For more info see www.zoeirvine.net