AXW: I see gyre-ation as a “dance on camera work” and seems to have a connection between the mind and the body, that not all “dance on camera” works have. Is that how you see it?
BP: Yes, gyre-ation is a dance for camera work. I was a choreographer and dancer for many years and primarily make dance films now. Amy Larimer (my collaborator/friend) and I attended a lecture called “Forgetting Fear”, which discussed the patterns of fear-based memories and the possible ways to erase them. The theories and visuals presented were really inspiring and we wanted to incorporate this into our ideas. We mixed real-time footage of Amy’s original choreography with stop motion and pixelation. It was important to us that the story have an emotional and personal context. The movement and animation were used as a means to express the feeling of being stuck in and controlled by psychological patterns.
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News & Screenings:
- Berger Nissen (Expanded Cinema Performance) June 13
- Olivia Ciummo & Tara Merenda Nelson in PSYCHIC PANIC
- underground film journal (dot) com
- Issue #2 NON/FICTIONS ISSUE of CANYON CINEMAGAZINE, featurCANYON CINEMAGAZINE’s article on AXW Panel Discussion by COURTNEY FELLON
- CLAUDIA SIEFEN’s film – BEEN WAITING FOR YOU SO LONG- at M°BA CENTRAAL from June 9 – July 21, 2013
- 12/7/12 – AMERICAN DREAMS / NIGHTMARES curated by Noe Kidder
- 12/ 8 /12- JOEY HUERTAS AKA JANE PUBLIC AND SUZANA STANKOVIC at Mono No Aware
- 12/13, 14,15 – Lynne Sachs’ “Your Day is My Night”