Screen Dance Public Event #6 – Screen Dance Distribution
How do you share your video works with the world? Artists Jennifer Smith, Sophia Wolfe and Colleen Snell will share their work, experiences and how they distribute their creations! This will be follwed by a short Q&A.
December 11, 2022
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Online through Zoom
Please click HERE for tickets.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jennifer Smith, is a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator from Treaty 1 Territory/Winnipeg. She works as the Executive Director for National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC), alongside her practice as an independent curator and arts writer. Jennifer’s research focuses on exploring the ways we make things that range from traditional methods of making to exploring new digital technologies that tell our stories. In 2018 she was the Indigenous Curator in Residence at aceartinc. in Winnipeg, and most recently co-curated the exhibition Sovereign Intimacies with Nasrin Himada for Plug In ICA and Gallery 1C03.
Jennifer worked in independent short film and video distribution for eleven years at Video Pool Media Arts Centre, and prior to that at the Winnipeg Film Group. She was one of the founding members of VUCAVU.com, a platform offering access to the distribution catalogues of seven independent film and video distributors.
My name is Sophia Mai Wolfe (she/her/hers), I am a queer, Japanese-Canadian independent artist whose practice is ever-changing. My practice moves and connects me to live performance, video documentation, curation, festival programming, editing, filmmaking, directing and choreographing. I am a grateful guest of what is colonially know as Vancouver on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. My dance practice has led me to performing and touring internationally with companies and independent choreographers such as Company 605, Co-Erasga, Chick Snipper, Cindy Mochizuki, Lisa Mariko Gelley, Kelly McInnes, Antonio Somera, Zahra Shahab, The Only Animal and New World Theatre.
I hold an MA in Screendance with Distinction (2022) from the London Contemporary Dance School, and is the founder and Artistic Director of F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement). Through completing my MA, I became interested in making work that challenges and slows our attention. I use film and dance to invite connection and empathy towards the bodies we witness on screen, as well as invite sensation within the bodies of those witnessing.
The Artistic Director of Frog in Hand, Colleen works with a broad range of dance and movement organizations in a variety of roles. She devises and performs with multidisciplinary artists and holds an MA from LCDS (England). Her collaborative process is highly regarded, as is her site-specific choreography. Colleen’s creative work for screens has included dance films (Lifers, cave forest river field), audio productions (War of the Worlds Reimagined, a narrative website (the Lost Museum), and currently, an immersive audio-based app (“Anomaly,” in development).