Video: Elena Klaudis
CiCi is fascinated by movement, and plunges into improvisations with buildings, humans and other creatures. She creates performances, cinematic environments and multi-media installations, often in challenging locations and conditions. Her Bag O’ Bones series of works is concerned with architectural space and the body. Makeshift Body is a series of works and labs / workshops, exploring multi-media performance based on Butoh and Contact Improvisation movement forms, and developing movement-loving camera devices and filming techniques.
CiCi has studied film, literature, languages, psychology, pedagogy and natural sciences, and trained in cinematography & film production, butoh & contact improvisation and physical theatre in the UK, Germany and the USA.
You can find a selection of CiCi’s recent commissions & projects in Featured Works, and earlier works under Archive. Recent projects & commissions include: Feature Creature – performance & installation at Tate Modern; Unbekannter Ort [Unknown Place] – film & architecture installation with rubble field; Makeshift Body : Cytomotion – film installation with suspended sculptural projection in Lucent, a group show at the AVIT Audio-Visual Arts Festival; Walker Books DVD – an in-depth film portrait featuring award winning children’s author Martin Waddell; Fresh Page – a series of art events, community & schools workshops, kinetic video installations, sculptures, and documentary films. Summer Reading Challenge – panoramic film habitats featuring top children’s authors in an interactive website …