Movement Diary is a collaborative project between movement artist Masumi Saito and film-maker Guy Wigmore, the project started in 2015 and has a set of strict rules:
- One minute of improvised movement or dance - no edits
- No camera movement, reframing, zooming, etc.
- At 63 seconds the picture cuts to a sequence of six shots of detail from the location.
- The six detail shots follow the same rules and are all four seconds long.
These rules force us to take risks and be vulnerable, they force us to make dance films that run contrary to current trends in the industry - there’s no slow motion, no fast cuts, no movement from the camera - this results in honest, vulnerable and slightly uncanny work. We now have a separate site for the project at MovementDiary.com - below are a selection of my favourites.
- Yama Ni Warau - Hirosakari Brewery, Nakanojo, Japan - 2016
- Walk on the Sea - Guangzhou, China - 2016
- Nakanojo Biennale - Sawada School, Nakanojo, Japan - 2107