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Dara Friedman’s Dancer at SoundScape Park, New World Center, Miami – Nov 30

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Dancer, Dara Friedman, David Gryn, Film and Video, Video Art on 11/11/2011 at 5:04 pm

Dara Friedman 'Dancer' 2011

ART VIDEO Art Basel Miami Beach Nov 30 – Dec 4 2011

Selected by David Gryn, Director, Artprojx

Presents on

Wednesday  November 30 

9pm Dara Friedman, Dancer, 2011, 25′ (screened twice), Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Location: New World Center, SoundScape Park, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Dancer documents a series of dances that took place on the streets of Miami this past Spring. In the film, the performers have two dance partners: the camera and the city. The dancers, over 60 in all, represent a range of styles and ages – classical, street, ethnic and improvised. Movement was developed with choreography for and with the camera in hand. The work is in black and white, filmed with a hand-cranked Bolex in Super 16mm. The camera allows itself to be led the film frame delineating the parameters of the stage and the barrel lens sometimes catching the movement merely out of the corner of its eye. Performances are enmeshed with the soundtrack which paces the film throughout its 25 minute running time.

Dancer is the most recent film in an unofficial trilogy of new works by Friedman that focus on performance and public space. In 2007, the Public ArtFund commissioned Musical 2007-2008, which captured spontaneous actions orchestrated across Manhattan. Musical similarly plays upon the vitality of city life where unexpected encounters can be a daily occurrence.

In 2009, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt commissioned Friedman to create a performance as part of the exhibition “Playing The City”. Frankfurt Song, 2010, asked the city’s array of street musicians to interpret the Rolling Stone’s 1969 hit song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The performance and subsequent film takes a snapshot of the city and makes a point of highlighting the endless renaissance of its people, places and politics.

Dara Friedman 'Dancer' 2011

Art Video: Features film and video works by today’s most exciting international artists, presented by the galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach. Organized in association with London’s Artprojx, Art Video will be screened for the first time in the SoundScape Park, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, as well as within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center

Free public access. Limited seating is available; bring a blanket or beach chair. Food and beverages are available from Atelier Monnier

also on

Friday December 2 

2-2.30pm ART SALON

Art Video Talk | ‘Dancer’

Dara Friedman, Artist, Miami in converstation with David Gryn, Founder of Artprojx & Curator of Art Video.

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Zone D auditorium

Dara Friedman 'Dancer' 2011

Art Video http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/eoe/ 

Showguide http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/ijd/

Dara Friedman 'Dancer' 2011

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