Chisato Ohno, Simon Ellis + Jackie Shemesh | Pause. Listen

I have worked with Simon Ellis on various dance and film projects throughout the past couple of years, starting with my Dance Audio Visual internship at the University of Roehampton in 2011.

I photographed and documented Pause.Listen performed at The Place using three camera’s set at different heights. The performance shifts and adapts to the environment each time it is presented.

This particular piece was pivotal for me in my development as a film-maker as it was one of the first times I had noticed the work truly evolve as I watched it as both audience member and then from behind the lens. The listening became more difficult once I tried to capture the ephemerality of the work. Almost a piece not meant for camera. Not meant to be captured, but meant only for the moment to pause and shift with the audience present.

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