Author: John Collingswood

The Magma Chamber

This wonderful and dark short dance film by Shantala Pèpe uses simple techniques to maximum effect. Shantala’s twisted and dynamic choreography sits beautifully with the reverse action, camera movement, dramatic lighting and intensely claustrophobic sound design by Antonin De Bemels.

RORSCHACH

six-screen video installation for LUMO18

Messages from Elsewhere

Messages From Elsewhere – An Alien Graffiti is a collection of 26 sigils or elaborate glyphs of great beauty and strangeness, intercepted by Richard James Biddle and committed to paper with ink, charcoal and correction fluid, published by Timglaset editions. Its a lovely little book that sits somewhere between language and painting. Richard is an old friend…
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Go Up

This video, directed by Paris-based Alexandre Courtes and featuring music from Cassius, Pharrell Williams and Cat Power, juxtaposes images in order to connect ideas, simultaneously forming beautiful collages and thoughtful statements on the way we live and communicate in the 21st century.

The Perfect Human

The Perfect Human (Det perfekte menneske) is a 1968 short film by Jørgen Leth

The Bronze Sounding

a moving backdrop for a live performance by Three Cane Whale

Some Things From Somewhere

short promo for an exhibition I designed in Madrid in 2018

snowsketch

a quick sketch of Tanja dancing in the snow, lit only by projected symbols from a Sami shaman drum.

Dance Photography

PRISMA

I think I have found my new favourite artist: Niklas Zidarov.  PRISMA is a lovely installation featuring two projectors and some sand. Simple and beautiful. Pretty much all of Mr. Zidarov’s output is awesome.