Independent Artists’ Association – Platform and Experimental Ground for Dance, Performance and related Art Forms

My Desert

11’50’’ / Video

21.15 / Im_flieger

A woman finds strength in being alone, at home and in her thoughts, while slowly being pulled deeper into her private world. Elsewhere, a man struggles with absence and tries to escape into his fantasies. Conceived as a study on rhythm and space, with an attentive use of movement and stillness, My Desert transfers to film a few concerns of contemporary dance. This is a poetic film, shot in London and in Namibia, which addresses some of the solace and soreness of being alone. Thanks to its unassuming style it has been described as a non-dance dance film.

by Catherine Bennett & Pedro Machado (GB)
Music by Jules Maxwell
Text by Paul Davies
Camera and Editing by Lucy Cash