Suzon Fuks #2
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Length 42 mins.
This experimental collection spanning more than 20 years, highlights Fuks’ interest in the moving image, using light to reveal movement. Texturally layered, her imagery draws parallels and connections, analogies between the abstract and the mundane.
- from the earth to the sky (3:47 min) 1994. Daily movements - first collaboration with James Cunningham
- cheating death (11:23 min) 2000. Inspired by a poem, using dance, Kalaripayattu and original music by Selva Ganesh
- i i i (2:13 min) 2001. Talking necks: who am I?
- thanatonauts – navigators of death (13:20 min) 2004. Death as a territory which can be visited, mixing fiction and interviews.
Screenings: Not Quite Normal Experimental Moving Image Festival, Hollywood, Damah Film Festival, Hollywood
- fragmentation (5:08 min) 2007. Based on the idea that even though technology links people, it can also fragment their lives. Two guys, absorbed in their morning paper and their personal space “bubble”, somehow manage to find a disjointed connection with one another
- rings (6:34 min). A series of one-minute unedited shots. Improvised choreography multi-reprojected on body parts, counterpointed by texts by Fernand Shirren, Maurice Bejart's music advisor and rhythm teacher of many dancers and choreographers. With Helen Varley Jamieson and Scotia Monkivitch
IGNEOUS is a Brisbane-based multimedia and performance company founded by Suzon Fuks, multimedia artist, director and photographer, and James Cunningham, choreographer and performer. They are also founding members of the international cyberformance group ActiveLayers. Together they create stage shows, performance-installations, video-dance works and online performances, presenting work in Australia, Europe (Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland), UK, and India. They facilitate workshops, master classes and labs on the integration of visual media and the performing arts, have been artists in residence at the University of Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse, Dravidia Gallery and Shivashakti Kalarikshetram in Kochi, India (through Asialink), Dance4 Nottingham, and University of Brighton, and were awarded a fellowship at the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra.