FREE FALL FREE FALL FREE FALL

FREE FALL FREE FALL FREE FALL



FREE FALL

This immersive film is a physical experience of vertigo and transcendence, produced by the circular motion of falling bodies subject to gravity. This force flows in us, through us and around us. The immersive experience seeks to stimulate the viewer’s senses in unexpected ways, causing surprisingly visceral and psychological sensations that give rise to a feeling of abandonment and movement through a vortex of interstitial space. Free Fall offers a temporary escape while reminding us that the pull of the earth and our finality are inescapable.

Immersive Animation Film
32 minutes
French & English
2019

 



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?

An Immersive Film by Dana Gingras
A Microclimat Films Production  →

Original Text and Narration
Marie Brassard  →

Interpretation
Olivier Lemieux, Sovann Rochon-PromTep, Esther Rousseau-Morin

Art Direction and 3D Animation
Josh Sherrett

Sound and Music Composition
Roger Tellier Craig →

Producer
Catherine Chagnon


An Immersive Film by Dana Gingras
A Microclimat Films Production  →

Original Text and Narration
Marie Brassard  →

Interpretation
Olivier Lemieux, Sovann Rochon-PromTep, Esther Rousseau-Morin

Art Direction and 3D Animation
Josh Sherrett

Sound and Music Composition
Roger Tellier Craig →

Producer
Catherine Chagnon

An Immersive Film by Dana Gingras
A Microclimat Films Production  →

Original Text and Narration
Marie Brassard  →

Interpretation
Olivier Lemieux, Sovann Rochon-PromTep, Esther Rousseau-Morin

Art Direction and 3D Animation
Josh Sherrett

Sound and Music Composition
Roger Tellier Craig →

Producer
Catherine Chagnon

The project was supported by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) as part of its residency Art Creation Program.

Financing: Microclimat Films, SODEC, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Market: Atelier Grand Nord RV 2019 

Premiere on Tuesday April 2, 7 pm with the artists in attendance
Tuesday to Saturday
April 2 – 27, 7 pm

Box office → 

Review:
Le Devoir → 

 

 

Dramaturgy:
Ruth Little

Rehearsal director:
Sarah Williams

Producer & Agent:
Sarah Rogers

Creation residencies:
Centre de Création O Vertigo, Place des Arts

Developed with support from the NAC’s National Creation Fund.
Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts.

The project was supported by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) as part of its residency Art Creation Program.

Financing: Microclimat Films, SODEC, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Market: Atelier Grand Nord RV 2019 

Premiere on Tuesday April 2, 7 pm with the artists in attendance
Tuesday to Saturday
April 2 – 27, 7 pm

Box office → 

The project was supported by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) as part of its residency Art Creation Program.

Financing: Microclimat Films, SODEC, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Market: Atelier Grand Nord RV 2019 

Premiere on Tuesday April 2, 7 pm with the artists in attendance
Tuesday to Saturday
April 2 – 27, 7 pm

Box office → 

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