Poetics of Home
Five screendance works by Melbourne dance artists responding to the home as site
This project curated by Gretel Taylor invited dancers with expertise in site-specificity and creating dance for video, to draw inspiration from Gaston Bachelard's classic text, The Poetics of Space, to create short screendance works with/in their homes.
Created during the COVID-19 lockdown period, the project focuses on close-range kinaesthetic relationships with familiar objects and architecture, revisiting Bachelard's Poetics as a catalyst for danced departures. Bachelard transformed domestic spaces by articulating their psychic and mnemonic effects, to render these relationships alive, intriguing, shimmering.
Artists: Dianne Reid, Tony Yap, Jonathon Sinatra, Charlotte Evans, Gretel Taylor & Laki Sideris.
LAUNCH: Friday 26th June
Online Launch: Part of the conversation with the artists, led by curator Gretel Taylor can be viewed here: https://deakin.zoom.us/rec/share/7NB0K7bzq35JSZHq73nRU4R7Ar79aaa8g3JNrvYJn0pwA0koJm29KaSGAz2zrBqG
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