Open Borders is a collective dance film project initiated and produced by International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy as a response to the refugee crisis. International artists were asked to submit 40-50 second films responding to concepts around “borders, inclusion, asylum, solidarity”. This is our contribution.
Screenings of Open Borders “Presse pas ma liberte!” at Le Morambeau, France. Oct 2015
Moving Images Videodance Festival, Cyprus. Oct 2015
The complete Open Borders film is edited by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue (Directors, International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy) and supported by Amnesty International. You can watch the full film here.
Occupational Hazard is a series of four short dance films, originally designed to be played for exhibition on four separate screens simultaneously. The films explore personal experiences of the transition from dance education to finding and creating work in the dance sector, developed with an interest in the emotional and physical impact of rejection, procrastination and a fear of constant “dream-chasing”.
The single-frame film (2011) was edited by Adrian Garcia: vimeo.com/31926812 and revisited by Natalia Barua in 2016 to create this multiple frame version.
The project was supported by Centro Cultural Barceloneta (Barcelona).