• The Jazz Room, Kinky Gerlinky, Roundtable discussion

Jewell, Dick, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, The Jazz Room, Kinky Gerlinky, Roundtable discussion

Abstract or Description:

Microcinema presenting a week of artists screenings on the subject of archive and memory at Downing College Cambridge Heong Gallery and Howard Auditorium with additional screenings at Art Picture House. Both of my films presented The Jazz Room and Kinky Gerlinky method of making hinged on creating an ongoing dialogue with the subject to produce a living document. With the Jazz Room was about the development of jazz dance at the Electric Ballroom, Camden. At the start of each nights filming the film so far was projected above the dance floor before continuing to shoot more material. Over a period of a year and a half this created an interaction between the dancers and the film that informed the development of the dance style. Kinky Gerlinky is a documentary of a nightclub edited from 22 episodes. An examination of the culture and sexual politics of celebrity and glamour with interaction and intimacy by way of participants watching previous episodes on vhs whilst preparing themselves for the club and consequently most of the documented action directed straight at the camera.

Cambridge Film Festival 2017Cambridge, England19-26 Oct 2017Other event
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W620 Cinematography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Arts Council of England LUMA foundation, Basilisk communications
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022 14:35
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2909
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