Reflections on filming performance with Jayne Parker (2016)

Jayne Parker’s film work explores translations of the body and ways to find the body in different forms, as series curator Frank Bock notes. In this talk she discusses her career and practice, as well as showing her 1995 black and white film ‘Crystal Aquarium.’

In her own words:
Much of the film work I have made over the last fifteen years or so features the performance of music in what I call ‘a search to find a music equivalent within the language of film’. I have been fortunate to work with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Katharina Wolpe, with whom I’ve made many films. There has always been a strong element of performance all my work — the body in action, in relation to an object, musical instrument, another body. The challenge of filming expressive action and capturing its felt experience is compelling for me – as is the process of filmmaking, in particular framing and editing.

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Crystal Aquarium (1995): film played during the talk

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2016 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.