Lightbox by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

The second in a series of Isolation Miniatures created by Jamiel Laurence while in lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic of 2020, LIGHTBOX was Shot in Jamiel & Constance’s own living room, on a 2m x 2m piece of harlequin floor.

The choreography pushes back against the claustrophobic choreographic challenge on both the dancer and the camera movement, seeking to use the two in combination to break through the restrictions of creating and producing work in one’s own living space. The dancer is at times drawn to the light, and at others trapped by it as we crescendo in pace and rhythm, Finishing teetering on the edge.

As a mobile filmmaker, Jamiel shot the work on iPhone and used app-controlled LED bulbs and strips found around his home, creating the atmospheric strobing and lighting devices driving the choreography forwards.

Film Credits: Choreographer & Filmmaker Jamiel Laurence
Danced by Henry Dowden & Aitor Arrieta
Assistant/Runner Constant Vigier
Commissioned & Supported by The Peter Darrell Trust
Supported by Globetown Records, Moondog Labs, Zhiyun Tech

iPhone 11 Pro
2:11 minutes
Glasgow, Scotland

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