International Screendance Festival
MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO
“Creating addictions and dependences to screendance”
The main objective of the Mexican festival Movimiento en Movimiento is to look for possibilities between narrative, deep meanings, dance and audiovisual media, through the exhibition of a series of exceptional works to disseminate the genre screendance and dance film. It is dance, technology and much more.
Mov en Mov has become a gravity field attracting unclassifiable audiovisual expressions that emerge from manifestations around the body, video, film, movement and experimentation; we refuse to define screendance and limit the films presented at the festival only as “screendance”. Are they screendance, video art, cinema, animation? Yes and not. If there is choreography with the elements in the screen, even without a human body, they can be classified as “screendance” or “dance film”.
Mov en Mov is interested in philosophical, humanistic, literary reflections, and also, in transgressive reflections of common sense and the work of video dance, as they question its limits and scope, using digital, cinematographic and experimental tools, and also social decisions. A good description of the festival would be: Diversity, multidiscipline, transdiscipline and a display of various possibilities.
The festival started in 2013 and has celebrated ten editions so far:
Edition number 1: “Eleven creations for the screen – Eleven coincidences”. April 19th, 2013. Talk: Reflections on creation in screendance. Museo del Chopo. Mexico City.
Edition number 2: “A sight towards different frames”. November 8th, 2013. Talk: Limits, influences and sense of screendance. Museo del Chopo. Mexico City.
Edition number 3: “Gestural stories”. September 29th to October 4th, 2014. Workshop From the draft to the screen, by Ella Fiskum. Museo del Chopo. Mexico City.
Edition number 4: “The fall in the body”. October 14th, 2015. SOMA. Mexico City.
Edition number 5: “Audiovisual polygraphs”. November 24th and 25th, 2016. Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. Mexico City.
Edition number 6: “Biographies and dynamic realities”. November 21st to 25th, 2017. Centro de Culltura Digital. Mexico City.
Edition number 7: “Time, form and meaning”. October 11th to November 4th, 2018. Centro de Culltura Digital. Mexico City.
Edition number 8: “A provocation in the middle of image passivity and emptiness. October 7th to 27th, 2019. Centro de Culltura Digital and Museo del Chopo. Mexico City.
Edition number 9: “Body Identity”. October 19th to November 7th, 2020. Centro de Culltura Digital. Mexico City.
Edition number 10: “Liquid Body”. September 20th to October 1st, 2022. Filmoteca de la UNAM, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Galería Xilófago, Pulquería Insurgentes, Mexico City. And virtually at FILMOCRACY (https://filmocracy.com/).
Each year, the festival makes its premiere in a venue open to the public and later the works are collected in the Festival’s Permanent Gallery.
The Permanent Gallery on the WEB can be freely visited —its aim is screendance dissemination—. At the moment it has a collection of about 200 screendance Works that have been part of the festival. Here the link to the Permanent Gallery.
As antecedent, a similar festival was held in Berlin in 2008, it was an initiative by the director of Movimiento en Movimiento in complicity with Jenny Haack. This background festival was named MOTION and had very similar principles to the Mexican festival Movimiento en Movimiento.
Movimiento en Movimiento became, since 2016, an active member of REDIV (Iberoamerican Videodance Network), which is formed by 24 Iberoamerican festivals, this network has been organized to carry out joint actions of diffusion of screendance, a common Web page, a REDIV award, screenings, and several more mutual support and dissemination actions.
WE THANK ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE FESTIVAL, AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE COLLABORATORS IN 2022.
In 2022, Mov en Mov was dedicated to the LIQUID BODY, to the dissolution of the body for various possible reasons, among which can be mentioned: perpetual uncertainty, fragmented identities, fragile values, continuous movement, speed, vulnerability, volatile gender. The chosen films for this edition were somehow related to these themes.
Mov en Mov focuses on the exhibition of screendance and experimental films that express the body in different ways, unclassifiable works that are on the limits of video art and experimental cinema.
In addition to the 4 programs that were offered in person and virtually, as a guest program we offered the four-episode miniseries arTV-LA CREACIÓN DE POLA WEISS, directed by Alejandra Arrieta.
The festival also offered two laboratories and a seminar that was looking to reinforce practice and reflection in the creation of screendance and experimentation in the multi-discipline cinema-dance-body-curatorship-art.
Mov en Mov magazine 2022 is available online (in Spanish), with texts by the following authors: Douglas Rosenberg, Anna Macdonald, Diego Carrera, Vivian Abenshushan, Nayeli Benhumea, Karina Sosa, Adrian Filpio, Brenda I. Steinecke Soto, Yolanda M. Guadarrama, Luis Tirado Morales.
In the SEMINAR CINEDANZTROPISMO we had the next participants: Yolanda M. Guadarrama (Mx), Soraya Vargas (Colombia), Alfredo Salomón (Mx), Anna Macdonald (UK), Sarah Ferreira (Brazil), Dr. Carolina Martínez (Spain), Carmen Porras (Spain), Antonio Arango (Mx), María Rogel (Spain), Rocío Becerril Porras (Mx).
In the talks and panels we had the next participants: Jacaranda Correa, Carmina Narro, Tania Morales, Emiliano Escoto, Alejandra Arrieta, Lucitzel Pedrozo, Rocío Becerril, Nayeli Benhumea and Yolanda M. Guadarrama, Yael Weiss, Adrián Filpio and Silvina Szperling. (Because of a technical detail Silvina did not appear in the recorded talks.)
The international jury was formed by Anna Macdonald, María Fernanda Vallejos and Diego Carrera.
MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO TEAM
In MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO TEAM we have:
DIRECTOR: Yolanda M. Guadarrama
CURATORS: Lucitzel Pedrozo, Rocío Becerril, Yolanda M. Guadarrama and Nayeli Benhumea.
PRODUCTION: Dalia Ramírez Pérez.
TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLING: Iván González Bueno.
MOV EN MOV MAGAZINE EDITORIAL MANAGER: Karina Sosa
Movimiento en Movimiento
Web site in Spanish: https://movimientoenmovimiento.wordpress.com/
Web site in English: https://movenmovenglish.wordpress.com/