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Archiving the Body

5m Deaf and Disabled, Dance, Short 2021

An Australian Premiere, Archiving the Body is a ritual of light and framing. Where daring performance art is key for two Australian dancers in a Berlin apartment.

Flaunt Guest Curator, Kath Duncan shares her take on the film in the bonus content below.

As a striking experiment in framing and the body, two Australian dancers, Leisa Prowd and Tim Crafti (Tsuki) create a playful homage to the work of iconic performance artist Marina Abramovic.

This Berlin apartment ritual is in monochrome with splashes of colour, as the dancers explore their own bodies, masks and clothing, stills and multimedia. Archiving the Body traces the dancers’ bodies as they move through stillness to playfully taking up space and frantically, wrapping and unwrapping themselves.

It’s very Flaunt! What’s in the frame? What’s outside of the frame? The dancers use frames to open and close the space and the distance between them. When the wine comes out, the dance changes. There are no dialogues, just the increasing intensity of the bodies, the dance gets wilder and more extreme; the dancers show us what lies beneath their surfaces.

A collaborative independent short film initiated by performer and producer Leisa Prowd with Tim Crafti (Tsuki) . Featuring camera and editing by Yozy Zhang and music by Valerie Renay.

Language

English

Countries

Australia, Germany

Bonus Content

Kath Duncan's introduction to Archiving the Body

2m

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