August 30, 2010, 8pm
Sternberg Park (map)
A brand new site-specific dance film by Zena Bibler of the Dance Film Lab that is an interactive, crowd-sourced, multi-media time capsule of the park made up of 10-second to one-minute clips filmed by the community at the park this summer. Scroll down to see a the new video map of the park. The screening includes a short live performance and a dance film by Itziar Barrio. Click here to view the video map.
The Sternberg Project- Zena Bibler
The Sternberg Project will be an interactive, crowd-sourced, multi-media time capsule of July in Sternberg Park and its surrounding area. The project is an assemblage of short videos made on anything from an HD camcorder to a camera phone that capture and create the movement of the park including dances, conversations, home runs, images, narratives, stills, sounds for the month of July 2010.
Zena Bibler is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer, and experimental filmmaker. She holds an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a BA in History from Yale University. Her latest projects include The Union Square Experiments, an expanding set of site-specific, geo-tagged, Google-Mapped, public dance performances with Katie Schetlick and Ashley Hannan and Little Dances Everywhere, a series of short, site-specific dance films that function like postcards from particular moments and situations. See the full film here.
Here’s the map:
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(Ballad of) Knowville- Itziar Barrio & Elena Demyanenko
Shot in abandoned industrial locations in New York City, (Ballad of) Knowville attempts to explain our present world through the murder ballad aesthetic. This aesthetic is a sub-genre of the traditional ballad form (often an American version of an older European ballad), that relays details and often consequences of crimes of passion but with the elements of supernatural retribution removed. In this video piece, the murder ballad is an entry point into a world that conjures tension, intrigue, and mystery and where death is decorative, lyrical, and aestheticized. (Ballad of) Knowville teeters on the edge of a dream-state, repeatedly falling into dance-induced lyricism only to abruptly regain the stark reality of self-awareness.
Dance Film Lab
The Dance Film Lab is moderated and organized by Zach Morris (Third Rail Projects) in cooperation with the Dance Films Association. Hosted by Dance Theater Workshop, this salon brings dance filmmakers together to present raw footage, drafts, works-in-progress and newly finished films to their peers for constructive feedback, to share information, and address technical, practical and artistic challenges. The lab is free and open to the public, though reservations are necessary.