FROM WHERE I AM STANDING
Director: Carl Stevenson
England, 2005, 4 min
Cast:Lindsey Butcher, John Paul Zaccarini
Crew:Producer: Lindsey Butcher - Exectutive Producer: Mairead Turner, South East Dance - Original Score & Sound: Peter Coyle - Choreographer: Flick Ferdinando
Sales:Charlotte Miles c/o South East Dance, 9-12 Middle Street Brighton, BN1 1AL, East Sussex, UK - T: +44(0)1273221484 - F: +44(0)1273195540
Email:charlotte.miles AT southeastdance.org.uk
A view of an average day through tilted spectacles, where the forces of gravity conspire to make the easiest task the hardest thing in the world. From where he is standing she is making life difficult for him and from her perspective he couldn't be more useless. Together they need to get the job done even though they can't see eye to eye because he is topsy-turvy and she is slightly off balance. Climbing the walls, tripping over themselves, off centred and upside down, their divertingly skewed relationship to perspective makes for a work that re-invents traditional circus skills for dance film.
About the director
Carl Stevenson is a digital artist involved in making short films and collaborating with choreographers in the creation of live performance events. He recently worked on Wallpaper at the Royal Festival Hall, London. He has also shown digital artworks at the ICA in London and the Tate in Liverpool. He was Co-founder of the Tier project working in Romanian Childrens' Homes as an artist. He is an award winning filmmaker and has shown work in the London Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand and Aspen amongst others.