REEL Art: Video Technology + Installation Art
Core Dance presents... REEL ART: Video Technology + Installation Art
REEL Art is a platform for original film installations - a contemporary art form that combines video technology with installation art - making use of the storefront windows of Core Dance’s studio building. Coupled with, all aspects of the surrounding environment of the Decatur Square, passersby/the audience are affected by this ingenious visual experience. As an installation, this work is unique in its use and design for the Core Dance Studio windows.
REEL Art began in the Core Dance 2020-21 season and began commissioning video installations in the 2021-22 season by Felipe Barral, Adam Larsen, Christian Meyer, Douglas Rosenberg and Jennifer Scully-Thurston.
Core Dance welcomes Georgians to enjoy REEL Art Movement 1, which features the work of Christian Meyer. His work will stream over the weekends on our studio windows at 133 Sycamore Street, 30030, on the Decatur Square throughout the month of October.
Movement 1 - Christian Meyer
October 1- November 14, 2021
Christian Meyer is a Berlin-based composer / musician / photographer. He is a prize winning creator of scores for movies, commercials, dance-theatre, concerts and performances. He also builds sound installations and photography exhibitions. www.christianmeyermusic.com and
This video-installation examines the unique movement of wind and water.
It was shot from a boat under anchor on a lake in Berlin.
As the camera was fixed to the boat the video follows the direct movement of the water and wind and captures the indirect motion of the branches and leaves.
A multilayered and meditative movement.
The image processing shifts the time levels and creates abstractions.
I created the sound and music to add a further cinematic layer.
Felipe Barral is a multimedia storyteller who expresses himself in many ways –through his films, videos and audiovisual works, his music, his art and his writing. He is also a journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy.
Felipe is an Emmy award-winning producer. He is the Founder and CEO of his own production company, IGNI Productions, specialized on cinematic content for the arts; as well as the Founder and CEO of BELLA, a company that feeds the screens with beautiful cinematic videos produced to reduce stress and improve well-being.
As a filmmaker, director of photography and multimedia storyteller, Felipe specializes in creative, engaging and promotional content for the arts. His cinematography and editorial point of view are always outstanding. He has been helping different organizations, institutions and individuals, creating cinematic content that guarantees engagement in a memorable way through relatable stories and a constant pursue of beauty. Some of his partners and clients are: The Atlanta Opera, the Alliance Theatre, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Arts ATL, Synchronicity Theatre, Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, CORE Dance, Eyedrum, the Serenbe Institute for the Arts and the Environment, ImmerseATL, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, HALO Production, DAC Hospitality, Deljou Art Group, Atlanta International School, and many others.Felipe is also an independent filmmaker, producer, director, photographer, musician, artist and writer. He has released seven short films, short and long format documentaries, three books of poetry, and has composed original scores for silent films and documentaries.
For 20 years, Felipe produced outstanding high quality storytelling at CNN as well. Felipe has taught his “Creative Production Philosophy & Style” to producers, reporters and colleagues at CNN, and he also taught it to children in an international school in Atlanta, which led him to be recognized with Time Warner’s Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award in 2014.
Adam Larsen is a documentary filmmaker and projection designer. Designs include Hal Prince’s LoveMusik on Broadway; Esperanza Spalding’s 12 Little Spells national tour; Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia and the Prototype Festival; Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus at the Athens, Edinburgh, and Spoleto festivals; Watermill at the BAM Next Wave Festival; Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at the Singapore and Edinburgh festivals; Bernstein’s A Quiet Place at Tanglewood; Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at Canadian Opera; Britten’s Turn of the Screw at Seattle Opera; Bernstein’s Mass at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Mostly Mozart Festival; Britten’s Peter Grimes, and the SoundBox series at San Francisco Symphony. Adam’s documentary Neurotypical, about autism from the perspective of autistics, aired on the the PBS series P.O.V.
Movement 4 - Jennifer Scully-Thurston
February 18 - March 27, 2022
Opening Reception February 18, 2022
Jennifer Scully-Thurston has meandered her way in and out of Dance, Movement and the Arts her whole life. She has traveled the world in Off-Broadway shows, small contemporary companies, taught in higher education and found her voice again as "Dancer With An Attitude" writing Dance, Theater and Book reviews. Her work caught the attention of Dance Critics Association and their "Emerging Writer Award". She brought her movement expertise to the world of animation and film with Grasshorse Studios. Continued honing her administrative chops with Core Dance, a prolific internationally touring dance co. based in Houston and Atlanta. Today she is teaching life skills to children through dance and music in the NC public school system with NC Arts in Action whose program is active in 18 Title 1 schools across the state, helping under-served children reach their full potential. This year she rolled out FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, a monthly on-line Film Festival devoted exclusively to Dance.
She is a dance filmmaker, curator and video installation artist. Her works have been featured at ADF Movies by Movers, DepicT!, Frame X Frame, Mad Monster Party Film Festival, Mysticon Independent Film Festival,Colorado International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival, Tarheel Shorties Film Festival, ScreenDance Festival, FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, Orlando Edge Film Festival, MicroActs Artist Film Screening, 919 Noise, Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Screen, Fieldwork, James River Filmmakers Forum, EYEDRUM, EnCORE: Dance on Film, Dans Kamera Istanbul, Alternate Roots, Movies by Movers, Love/d & Sex/ed & dOORS cAN dANCE, Skwhirlhaus, 3 Minute Film Festival, Avalonia Festival, Small Wonders Exhibition and Festival, Ozark Shorts, Cinematica Festival, Wiper Film Festival & African Smartphone International Film Festival.
Her ongoing collaborations include works with her husband Christopher Scully-Thurston (Composer), HyMettus Woods, Onur Topal- Sumer (Dancer & Filmmaker), Jeff Roll (Filmmaker),Dustin Glasco (Editor) and Robert Epps (Sequential Artist).
Today... Momentum is growing in pulling all of her disparate dance endeavors together through Rogue Dancer Productions. In the meantime, the work is happening and in full swing. So keep an out for all the current and future DANCE happenings!
Movement 5 - Douglas Rosenberg
April 1 - May 22, 2022
Opening Reception April 1, 2022
Douglas Rosenberg is a filmmaker working with dance and performance. His films have been screened internationally for over 30 years at venues including, Lincoln Center, NY, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and elsewhere. He has been a long-time advocate of screendance and he recipient of numerous awards and is also the author of Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image (Oxford Press) as well as other publications. Rosenberg is a Professor of Art at UW Madison.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.