Forge (Dance for Camera, 2013)
Created, shot, and edited by Daria Kaufman | Performed by Lynn Huang and Melissa Kennedy | Choreographed by Erin Malley, in collaboration with the dancers
"Forge" is a short dance film that follows two sisters through an abandoned factory on a sunny day. In lieu of a traditional narrative, the film invokes a distinct atmosphere of listlessness and tension. Time becomes elliptical against a sonic backdrop of found objects and engines.
Screenings: The Roxie Theater (San Francisco/USA); Joe Goode Annex (San Francisco/USA); The Milkbar (Oakland/USA); Official Selection, San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival (USA); KILL ALL Festivals (Portland/USA); Temescal Arts Center (Oakland/USA).
Supported by the Milkbar Projects Room Residency.
Atavistic Matter (Dance for Camera, 2013)
Collaboration with Berlin-based performance collective, StratoFyzika
Choreography and dance by Hen Lovely Bird and Daria Kaufman
Music: Akkamiau | Camera: Alessandra Leone and Akkamiau
Editing: Alessandra Leone
Screenings: Boddinale Film Festival (Berlin/DE); Rose Transformation Salon (Berlin/DE); KINO Moviemento, shortCUTS (Berlin/DE); Shooting Wall Film Festival at PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia/ USA)
Choreography and dance by Hen Lovely Bird, Daria Kaufman, and Carly Pick
Video editing by Gautam Agarwal
Originally presented as part of Idoru. Screened at the Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley/USA) and Intersection for the Art's Intern Artwalk (San Francisco/USA).
Supported by the Subterranean Arthouse Artist-in-Residency Program.