SUSPEND (2017)

SUSPEND - a Movement Installation from Louise Coetzer on Vimeo.

Directed & Choreographed by : Louise Coetzer
Visual Design, Cinematography & Edit: Oscar O’Ryan
Sound Design: Without Eyes
Performed by : Cilna Katzke & Anderson Carvalho

A movement and sound installation work, commissioned for Puncture Points - where energy meets the everyday. SUSPEND focuses on the local transportation systems, and the areas of waiting within terminals and stations - unavoidable points of suspension as part of every journey.
Puncture Points is an interdisciplinary art project that interrogates the nexus between energy and society in the context of the city of Cape Town. Departure points of inquiry are premised on the cause and effect relationship between energy and society as well as how to critically conceptualize intersections of energy and the everyday. Puncture Points speaks across disciplines in response to these questions in the form of an art project that seeks to creatively capture practices and processes around the coalescence of energy and the everyday in Cape Town.

Puncture Points commissioned 15 artists to create works based on their research. Louise Coetzer’s SUSPEND is an interdisciplinary installation work incorporating movement, sound and visual design to portray energy as suspended motion.

The project was commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals supported by Gulfstream Energy and exhibited at the port of Cape Town.

The Forgotten (2014)

The Forgotten from Darkroom Contemporary on Vimeo.

Director & choreographer: Louise Coetzer
Cinematography : Oscar O’Ryan & Sunel Haasbroek
Editor: Oscar O’Ryan
Sound Design: Imraan Samodien
Dancers: The InSPIRAtions Youth Dance Company: Odwa Makanda, Lwando Dutyulwa, Farnel Smart, Stanford Ngamlane, Vuyolwethu Nompetsheni, Siphosethu Gojo, Tanzley Jooste
Screenings: Agite Y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Videodanza 2015(Mexico), Indie Karoo Film Festival (SA), Festival Angelopolitano De Danza (Puebla, Mexico)

Dead Air (2012)

dead air from Darkroom Contemporary on Vimeo.

Director & choreographer: Louise Coetzer
Videographer: Oscar O’Ryan
Video Assistant: Ross Davis
Editor: Oscar O’Ryan
Music by: Gustav Stutterheim
Dancers: Kristy Brown, Tamryn Pelser, Lara Spence, Louise Coetzer, Mandla Sibeko
Screenings: Agite Y Sirva (Mexico), Burgundy International Festival of Video Dance (France), Global Art and Moving Images Awards (Finland), Sustain Our Africa Summit (SA), COP17 Climate Change Convention (SA), Letters From The Sky Festival of Video Art (SA)

Rite of Spring (2013)

Rite of Spring from Darkroom Contemporary on Vimeo.

Created for the Burgundy International Festival of Video Dance’s SACRE ILLEGES Video Collage Project.

Director & choreographer: Louise Coetzer
Videographer: Oscar O’Ryan
Editor: Oscar O’Ryan
Music: Stravinsky
Dancer: Che Milani

fanática (2016)

fanática from Louise Coetzer on Vimeo.

Directed & choreographed by Louise Coetzer
Cinematography: Oscar O’Ryan
Music: Embassy
Editor & colorist: Jenine Lindeque
Hair & Make up: Dale Titus
Dancer: Che Milani

Produced by Darkroom Contemporary

With special thanks to Abeedah & Ebrahim Medell/ The Joseph Stone Theatre & The Sunshine Company

I Walk The Street With Loose Parts (2010)

I walk the street with loose Parts from Darkroom Contemporary on Vimeo.

Director: Ryan Kruger
Choreographer: Louise Coetzer
Videographer: Oscar O’Ryan
Editor: Eben Smal
Music by: Gustav Stutterheim
Dancers: Sonwabile Nhlanhla, Louise Coetzer
Screenings: British Film Institute (UK), National Arts Festival (SA), City Breath Festival of Video Art & Poetry (SA), GIPCA Dance & Film Conference (SA)

L’hirondelle/ The Swallow (2014)

Stop motion animation film created by the graphic design students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based on footage from Darkroom Contemporary’s Rite of Spring.

Directed by: Sean Beukman, Tertius Heyns, Chris Venter, Lodi Paul Inga
Editors: Eve Beukes, Sean Beukman, Lodi Paul Inga
Original movement footage by Darkroom Contemporary
Music: Lodi Paul Inga
Animation: CPUT ND Graphic Design Drawing Final Year 2014 Students