Something Out of Nothing

Combining visual art, experimental media and dance, Nascent is a visual and visceral journey through and about being. Raw footage of improvised and choreographed performance by Australian Dance Theatre dancers is confronted with compositional techniques applied in the post-production stage. Dancers’ gestures and bodies, poised and isolated, gradually become intertwined, massed forms that pause and unfold across the screen. Traces of movement appear as blips in transmission or digital ‘vibrations’, where the body and its image tune in momentarily then become ‘unplugged’ leaving behind traces of skin-print.

The score is specially commissioned music from Fennesz, whose own computer manipulation and processing of ‘analogue’ source sound echoes Czarnecki‘s approach to the treatment of image, and in turn influenced the final edit of the piece.