Searching for Kogarashi
CINEMOVEMENT proudly presents Searching for Kogarashi, an artist in correspondence between Liao Jiekai (visual artist) and Sara Tan (dancer/choreographer), moderated by Silke Schmickl (curator at National Gallery Singapore). The artists recently collaborated with choreographer Sudhee Liao and cinematographer Shaun Neo on a dance film project shot at the Noto Peninsular in Ishikawa Prefecture Japan at the cusp of winter. Using excerpts and still images from their present and past work, the artists trace and exchange their shared experience to explore how contact improvisation, body movement, visual language and mother nature can coalesce to create emotional motif and storytelling in dance film.
Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker and artist based in Singapore. His moving image works often investigates hidden history of places, drawing out the relationship between people and land/place, both past and present. His practice also shifts fluidly between cinema and visual arts, often appropriating and expanding on similar trajectories in these two different contexts.
A graduate of the renowned P.A.R.T.S contemporary dance school, Sara Tan is a dancer with the French company, Kubilai Khan Investigations, under the direction of Frank Micheletti, and is also working or has worked with other choreographers like Eszter Salamon, Thierry de Mey, Anne-Linn Akselsen, Michele Noiret, Isabella Soupart and t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e.
Co-founded by multidisciplinary Artist Elysa Wendi and film producer Jeremy Chua, Cinemovement is initiated to be an artist-run platform for filmmakers and choreographers to explore the notion of contemporary dance / film in a laboratory, residency and cultural exchange setting.
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