LIVE CINEMA - An Overview

 
 
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In my most recent work I have pushed myself outside my comfort zone as a filmmaker by generating and performing in my expanded media installations.  

“Live Cinema!” is to be shouted out like the call of the circus barker at a three-ring circus.  It has three parts: The Cowgirl, The Sleepwalker, and The Motherboard—with three distinct female characters and their roles to explore.   I use this format as a matrix to create work that incorporates physical theater, layering it with digital media, creating visual textures with projection and performance.

 
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Using my training in Butoh Dance and the American Mime Theater, I define each identity with a movement idea: a sleepwalker, balletic with her arms out front; a cowgirl with her pistols handy and her stride strong; a motherboard, mechanical, her limbs moving in isolation. Shot and shown in triptych, the work evolves out of a provocation of character.

 
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My work as a filmmaker keenly focuses on challenges that face the female gender.  In  my Live Cinema! series, I explore women in real and imaginary worlds. Events unfold as characters journey through landscapes and towns, the female figure always alone.