How do our bodies move in response to the environment?
La Fabrique culturelle and Regards Hybrides propose this series of screendance films to get us to think about this question and to try to better understand this poetic language. The following short films introduce us to four distinct tableaux where traffic and concrete, fields and forests suggest and impose on the artists a rhythm and a unique occupation to these places.
In order to create a dialogue with the artists of these works, we invited Maya Cousineau Mollen to deliver poems (in French only) that echo her viewing of Promenade, A Cherry On Top, White Noise and God Lin. This author and activist works in various social and political spheres to defend the cause of Indigenous women as well as that of her Innu people and First Nations in general. In 2019, she published her first book of poetry, entitled Bréviaire du matricule 082.
Remember that screendance is a process where dance unfolds through and by the screen. At the time of creation, the choreographic choices are made specifically for the camera and are intended to make filmgoers feel the movement of bodies.
These short films are presented online on La Fabrique culturelle until February 28.