I, Karen Hendrickx, am a visuel artist and I'm currently working with JC Choreography on a performance. The concept is to demonstrate the interface between dance and the visual arts. Normaly we should present the premiere during the day of dance on 25/04/2020 in Belgium. Due to Covid-19 the festival was canceled. They managed to create an online version . For our participation we made the video 'sketches of Emotion' , which is linked to our future performance.
We know that this video is not the most dynamic dance video, but we tried to work in a creative way during the lockdown. This is the reason why we were not able to work physically together, because of the quarantine.
Both dancers had to create a choreography in their living room and filmed it outside. The result was two seperate dance pieces. After it I went to my atelier and started to make drawings directly on the movie, in relation to the dancers and their movements. These drawings are quick sketches, made in a few seconds. In this sketches I try to catch the emotion and the movement that comes from the dancers, rather than displaying an exact image. At the end I gave everything to the video artist Ilke De Vries, who integrated the drawings into the movie.
We determined the composition together. The intention was mainly to achieved a result in which the drawings enter into a game with the dancers. This was the best we could do, working apart but in a collaboration. Hopefully you understand our idea and you can see the added value.
On this page you can see also the drawings made for the movie.