Thu 27. Apr. 2017 - 15.00 TQW / Studios
PAUL WENNINGER (AT)
Trespass, Uncanney Valley, Dead Reckoning
Film Screening + Talk
The performative as praxis in film. Paul Wenninger presents his films and explains how his work in dance and choreography took him to animated film, to pixelation; how dance stimulates work in animation and how in return the sequential nature of animation extends choreography as a stage activity. The opportunity to take the knowledge of dancers, who navigate the body through the continuum of space and time, and apply it to film. The ability to choreograph the spectator’s eye in the film, to guide the gaze. To create closeness where distance is already present in the medium itself.
Paul Wenninger was born in 1966 in Vienna, is a freelance dancer and author, creates choreographic works and is a film-maker with a focus on pixelation and animation. Since 1999 he has been the artistic director of the Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for artists from the most diverse arts trends in order to realise interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the body. He has worked with various choreographers and companies, among others in France with the Cie. Catherine Diverrès at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et Bretagne. His works have been shown and won prizes internationally.