Photographer: Laki Sideris; Dancer: Gretel Taylor
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Dancer Gretel Taylor expresses overwhelm at the vastness of the Icelandic landscape. The dance is an attempt to become present this alien place. This video was shot during the dawn hours as the environment began to reveal itself. Gretel was responding in real time to this changing light.
Melbourne-based photographer Laki Sideris has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia. In 2014 Laki won the Head On Moblie Prize, while winning 3rd place the previous year. He was a featured artist in the 2016 Head On Festival. He has been a finalist in numerous Australian awards including the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2007/2009/2013/2015), Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award (2007/2009), Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Foundation Photography Award (2007/2013) and Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture (2004/2005/2008/2009/2011/2013).
Gretel Taylor has evolved a site-responsive performance practice exploring relationships between place, body and identity. Historical, ecological,
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Paddington NSW 2021