We Record Ourselves (2016)
A single screen dance film and 22-monitor screen dance installation commissioned as part of a residency at the Margaret Morris Archive. Made in collaboration with Simon Ellis (ResCen) and Natalia Barua and Owa Barua.
In 1997 film-maker Katrina McPherson tried to get a film commissioned about the largely overlooked work and life of dancer and choreographer Margaret Morris.
That film was never made.
Nearly twenty years later, Katrina was commissioned to respond to the Margaret Morris archive and invited three fellow dance film-makers to join her.
This film is what they made.
Natalia Barua, Owa Barua, Simon Ellis and Katrina McPherson.
single screen film (8 mins/stereo/2016) + 22 screen installation (5 mins/2016)
Commissioned by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace, and acquired for the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art. Premièred as part of Movement exhibition, 15 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017 at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, Scotland. Movement: an homage to Margaret Morris in drama, dance, music and film; curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Wendy Timmons.
Supported by C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research), Coventry University and Creative Scotland.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
The work subsequently won an open competition to be re-worked for the 10-meter high MediaWall at Bath Spa University as part of the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium and it was presented there in June 2017 and July 2018.
It has had a number of public screenings, including most recently at le Festival de Cinema de la Ville De Quebec, Canada 15 & 16th September 2019.