British artist Jessica Warboys' recent production Hoop Eye Dance Trance, filmed in Kiasma Theatre in Spring 2016, combines dance, painting and sound to create a sketch of movement to music. The figure animates time and space, as the body cycles through a succession of eclectic gestures rooted in their dance training, anchoring them in the present to a rhythmic and fragmented soundtrack. Filmed moving between the ground and above, the viewer experiences the performance as the dancer might imagine it.
The composition to which artist Sanni Priha moves is composed and performed by Morten Norbye Halvorsen.
Hoop Eye Dance Trance was filmed in Kiasma Theatre in spring 2016.
Camera: Ville Piippo
Assistant: Ieva Kabasinskaite
Light: Heikki Paasonen
Hoop Eye Dance Trance: a performance
SIC gallery, 5.8. at 20:00. Free entrance
Performed by Dan Davis, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Sanni Priha and Jessica Warboys
Expands the sound track of Jessica Warboys' film of the same name; Hoop Eye Dance Trance layers hypnotic rhythms with pulsing lights, pulling bodies, moving feet from a film space to a live space.
Jessica Warboys: Screening and artist talk
Kiasma Theatre, 5.8. at 16:00, total duration approx 75 minutes. Free entrance
Screening of films by Jessica Warboys and artist talk at Kiasma Theatre.
Jessica Warboys (1977 UK) studied at Falmouth College of Arts and Slade School of Art, London. She currently lives between Suffolk and Berlin where she works with film, painting and sculpture. She was selected for Artists Film International, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 2013, and participated in dOCUMENTA 13, 2012. Further afield she participated in 9ª Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013 and more recently she exhibited at State of Concept, Athens and 1857, Oslo, 2015 and Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2016, her work is currently on view in the British Art Show 8, 2016.