Role: Assistant Producer, Researcher and Cinematography Assistant 

The Dancer is Present is an Experimental Film based installation piece that investigates the idea of the human form through the motion of contemporary dance, exploring the sensual, intimate and personal aspects of dance. 

This piece uses multi channel audio effectively to encourage an interactive response from the spectator, experimenting with ideas of absence and presence and notions surrounding audience expectation and perception.

 

As a collaborative project, we made the decision to project the film from a DVD onto tracing paper where it will play from both sides in the dark, small room that it was filmed, immediately recreating an intimate, personal and reflective tone to the piece. Additionally, the film is viewable from both sides of the paper, therefore giving the audience a performative, immersive experience as if they are watching the dancer.