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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Evocative film of interest to deaf studies/ds, in London but on tour across US

*NIGHT SKY* will screen in *London on July 24th, 2012 at 7:30 pm at WHIRLED

Night Sky is a 75 minute feature length narrative film by Alison O'Daniel
that enacts a sensory experience on the bodies of the viewers with live
accompaniment and parallel, overlapping stories: two girls–Cleo and
Jay–travel through the desert while a group of contestants compete in a
dance marathon. Sound travels between locations through a hula-hoop window
hanging unnoticed in the midst of the marathon contestants and
simultaneously in the desert air. Sound bleeds between the locations, and
unique screenings with live musical or sign language scores performed by
various musicians and sign language interpreters extends the narrative into
the exhibition space or cinema. Redefining sound and images through
synesthesia and limiting or heightening the sensory palette offers hearing
and deaf audiences a nuanced glimpse of one another’s experiences without
privileging one or the other.

This performance emphasizes music within the film by Ethan Frederick
Greene, Lucky Dragons, and Evelyn Glennie with live musical accompaniment
by *POLLYFIBRE *using adapted tools and objects amplified to create
noise-scapes.  Balloons will be provided for the Deaf audience spectrum.

There will be a Q&A after the screening with Alison O'Daniel and Christine

Screening is free to the public
View the TRAILER HERE <>

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