Documentary film | DE/BE/NL/GB 2016 | 49' | English OV with French, German, Turkish, Japanese, Greek subtitles
The body as archive is a documentary film based on research that considers ways in which the dancer's body can be regarded as archive.
Dancers create, accumulate and carry knowledge - where is it stored and what do they explore through their practice? Is it possible to locate kinetic knowledge and understand its connection between subjective vision and objective realisation?
The body as archive explores the role of dancer in the preservation of collective knowledge, it's transmission and it's accessibility.
The body as archive is available for online viewing here
Director Michael Maurissens
Written by Michael Maurissens and Darko Dragičević
First Assistant Director Darko Dragičević
Director of Photography/Editor Alexander Basile
Music composed by Gregor Schwellenbach
Produced by CARRE BLANC PRODUCTIONS
Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE - Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
1st Assistant Camera Janosch Pugnaghi
Gaffer/Sound Christian Schuermann
Boom operator Simon den Hartog
Grading Jan-Peter Horns
Offline Editor Jens Vetter
Catering Moritz Erian
Translation Karoline Strys
Advisor Dr. Scott deLahunta
With the participation of Prof. Dr. Maaike Bleeker, Allison Brown, Prof. Patrick Haggard, Fabrice Mazliah, Jone San Martin, Michael Schumacher, Prof. Dr. Gerald Siegmund, Prof. Wolf Singer, Dr.-Ing. Michael Steinbusch, Thomas Thorausch, ldiko Toth, Jonas Dometshauser