Evi Tsiligaridou

Screening at the BFI Flare Film Festival, in March 2015. More info here.

7.40mins, 2014, UK, Digital

 

In a minimal enclosed setting, two women are wrestling, or play-fighting.

An experimental, personal approach to the processes of relating to one another within space and time, through some twisting, bending, sliding, breathing, expanding, contracting...

 

Women in their upbringing are typically instructed to constrain themselves in many ways. And so, they hardly ever allow themselves to explore their physicality in a free spirited way, to expand, interact and take the pleasure of learning their strengths and limitations in an active, inquisitive, playful manner. This film is a call for openness and celebration of female physical expression.

 

Credits: Evi & Annabel on their feet.

DoP: Ania Urbanowska

Soundtrack: Verity Susman

 

With many thanks to Sandra Alland. This short film begun its existence as a silent video on loop at Cachín Cachán Cachunga! - SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape, in February 2014.