Adelaide Film Festival launches its 2015 program featuring Mood Machine by Garry StewartWednesday, September 9, 2015
Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exciting new talent in the Australian industry.
Today the Adelaide Film Festival launched its full program featuring the World Premiere of an animated work from Artistic Director Garry Stewart. Featured as part of the ‘Made in SA’ program is Garry Stewart’s Mood Machine.
If we took the total human emotional range and compacted it into a few minutes what might this look like? Mood Machine is a dazzlingly baroque explosion of imagery of the emotional human body set to a wildly unexpected electronic score.
It explores the choreographic possibilities of the gestures and facial expressions that constitute human emotion. The physicality of these emotions are universal and can be read from one cultural group to another. The way in which emotions are expressed by the body is a type of dance if we think of ‘dance’ as being underpinned by kinetics and rhythmic patterns of the body.
Mood Machine was created in collaboration with cinematographer and editor Brenton Kempster. The soundscore by Brendan Woithe is an atmospheric electronic score which will also employs digitally altered samples of the sounds associated with human emotions such as sobbing, laughter, sighing, breathing, and the heartbeat.
DIRECTOR Garry Stewart | PRODUCER Australian Dance Theatre | CAST Members of Australian Dance Theatre | OTHER KEY CREW Cinematographer: Brenton Kempster (ZuluMu), Editor: Brenton Kempster (ZuluMu), Music: Brendan Woithe
Monday 19th October – 7.00pm at Palace Nova Cinema, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide SA 5000 – click here for tickets
Friday 30th October – 7.00pm at Middleback Theatre, Whyalla
To view the full program online, or request a hardcopy – click here