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Kate Hagerman, KINETOCHORE. Film Installation, Dance Performance

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Kate Hagerman, KINETOCHORE. Film Installation, Dance Performance

Time: June 12, 2010 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: School of Jellyfish
Street: 183 Main street, storefront
City/Town: Beacon, NY 12508
Website or Map: http://www.schoolofjellyfish.…
Phone: 845-440-8017
Event Type: dance, performance, film, installation
Organized By: School of Jellyfish
Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2010

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Event Description

In Kinetochore, Kate Hagerman’s film installation, photography exhibition and performance, illustrates how the exchange of words, image and movement is reciprocal, as each form finds a new reality through actualization by the other. The cycle of the ekphrastic movement is multi-directional.

The body, a hall of mirrors, is a storehouse of images. When images pass through us, they rewrite our creative impulses. The image is a distinct singular thing that causes plural representations of itself into other forms. An image can replicate into a poem, dance, sculpture, photograph, etc. The impetus for one image to form into as many unique variations of itself as possible lies in the potential kinetic energy of the Kinetochore, the force that drives the mitotic spindle apparatus to separate during the process of mitosis, cell division. The ekphrastic impulse is inherent in the image and is the cellular force behind its replication regardless of form.

Kinetochore explores the ekphrastic movement between poetry and dance. The realm of translation between the image, poem, dance, photograph, etc, does not exist out there in some vacant lot inside the folds of time. It occurs in the transient ever-shifting, ever-evolving, ever-dying physical body of the poet or dancer: in the nucleus of each cell, on the mitotic fibers that elongate to form the new form.

Kate uses 8mm, 16mm and High Definition (HD) motion picture
film.

With Special Guest: Tal Halevi, Dance
Reception and DJ spin to follow.



Kate Hagerman is a photographer, writer and experimental filmmaker. She works with expired film stock to capture her subjects in trance-like dreamscapes. Kate was a model and student of Magnum photographer Leonard Freed. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. Her work has been published in NANO Fiction and Sang Bleu and has been shown at Photography Monika Mohr Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York; Brill Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts. She lives in New York City.

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Comment by School of Jellyfish on June 8, 2010 at 7:15pm
Kate Hagerman is a photographer, writer and experimental filmmaker. She works with expired film stock to capture her subjects in trance-like dreamscapes. Kate was a model and student of Magnum photographer Leonard Freed. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. Her work has been published in NANO Fiction and Sang Bleu and has been shown at Photography Monika Mohr Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York; Brill Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts. She lives in New York City.

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