Siobhan Davies and David Hinton
(2012, UK, 48 mins)
All This Can Happen is constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema. Based on Robert Walser’s novella The Walk (1917), the film follows the footsteps of the protagonist as series of small adventures and chance encounters take the walker from idiosyncratic observations of ordinary events towards a deeper pondering on the comedy, heartbreak and ceaseless variety of life. A flickering dance of intriguing imagery brings to light the possibilities of ordinary movements from the everyday which appear, evolve and freeze before your eyes. Juxtapositions, different speeds and split frame techniques convey the walker’s state of mind as he encounters a world of hilarity, despair and ceaseless variety.
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Siobhan Davies is one of the most innovative, and imaginatively expansive choreographers at work today. In the words of Sanjoy Roy, “Siobhan Davies believes in dance. She believes that it is an art in its own right, one that is as articulate, expressive and as productive as music, or drama, or visual art. She believes that it can be as intellectual as it is sensual, that it can be both technical and emotional, metaphorical as well as immediate.”
This screening took place on 9 June 2016. Tickets are no longer available.
Book tickets: £5 (£4 concessions).
Whitstable Biennale Film Pass: £15 (£10 concessions).