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Videos and moving image with a dance theme – John Hicks and Magali Charrier

It’s sunny outside today and one could almost believe that spring is close by. Today I feel like some moving image themed around dance and movement so the following pieces both involve dancers, physical movement and environment, however, the style and techniques are very different.

Thanks to John Hicks and Magali Charrier, who I mentioned in an earlier post, for sending me links to their work.

Evolution (3 mins) is a short film by John Hicks featuring Marie Gabrielle Rotie with an original music score by Marc Johnston. Take a look…

Charrier has uploaded some of her initial tests carried out during the research and development period of her film 12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being Still 2010 (8 min) which she made for her final year project at the RCA. It is written, directed and edited by Magali Charrier. Featuring Selina Papoutseli and Tom Lyall.

The film has been up for, and has won, some awards. So keep a look out for it…


Podcasts: Absence and Presence in Thomas Demand and Magali Charrier’s 12 Sketches

12 Sketches © Magali Charrier, 2010, photo courtesy of the artist

I had the pleasure of seeing a couple of wonderful pieces from this year’s Animation graduates at the Royal College of Art. In particular – and one to watch – is the highly talented director and editor Magali Charrier who worked as an editor on photographer Tim Hetherington’s three-screen audio-visual piece, Sleeping Soldiers.

In the podcasr, Charrier talks to me about using the Canon 7D and the influence of Francesca Woodman. Follow this link, 12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being Still, to download the audio interview -it’s just over 10 minutes long.

If you didn’t get to the Tate Modern’s recent three-day symposium Agency and Automatism: Photography as Art since the 1960s (10-12 June), don’t worry. You can still get a flavour of the event by tuning into philosopher Nigel Warburton’s podcast, Thomas Demand –  Absence and Presence. There’s also a link on his Art and Allusion website to the Demand image he discusses. The talk is about 20 mins long.