PhD application

Supplementary Evidence

1. The Touch Diaries film

password: touch

Festival award at Lightmoves International Festival of Screendance (2015)

http://www.dancelimerick.ie/news/light-moves-2015-festival-awards

1. The Elders film

http://www.lisamaythomas.co.uk/portfolio/

2. Citation in The Evolution of the ‘A’ Word Changing Notions of Professional Practice in Avantgarde Film and Contemporary Screendance Chirstinn Whyte in The International Journal of Screendance Volume 1 • Summer 2010 ISSN 2154–6878 EDITORS Douglas Rosenberg and Claudia Kappenberg

“A particular strand of professional experience, familiar to dance artists working within community and education-based contexts, has been transferred to screen with a great measure of integrity in the work of Bristol-based Lisa May Thomas. In The Elders, from 2006, Thomas makes use of poetic documentary form, interweaving the minimalism of formalized movement content within a larger framework of additional creative elements. From the following year, Challenge 59 threads together task-generated imagery communicating the experience of creative work with primary school age children in a way rarely presented within a festival context.

Deren observed that for filmmakers the most important part of your equipment is yourself: your mobile body, your imaginative mind, and your freedom to use both” (18). Thomas and Edmunds are dance-trained artists, undertaking a long-term shift into screen-based contexts. While no doubt retaining their professional economic and operational codes, these artists’ engagement with lightweight, small scale, relatively low budget digital video production allows for a level of creative freedom within the arena of screen composition, The Evolution of the ‘A’ Word 11 which appears close to the aspirationally-oriented model of amateur practice as outlined by Deren and Brakhage.” (10)

3. Danceroom Spectroscopy video trailer for performance work Hidden Fields

http://www.danceroom-spec.com/project/dance-2/

4. Short review of Hidden Fields at Z-Space, San Fransciso, CA. (2015)

Hidden Fields was a unique performance, and, I believe, posed a challenge for the SciArt field. Young science students have grown-up in a world of computer-generated visual effects and interactivity. The expectations of these digital natives may impose a demand on science illustration that precludes 2D sketches of molecular grids or organic chemistry modeling kits. The results of such high-tech, interactive illustration will inspire greater understanding and potentially more engagement with the sciences.

By Joe Ferguson 4/15/2015 in ‘SciArt in America’ Magazine

5. RAM Residency Watershed 2016 write-up (Pervasive Media studio)

http://www.pmstudio.co.uk/pmstudio/news/2016/02/17/hula-hoops-and-monsters-playing-motion-capture