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KnowingUnknowing is an improvised performance work for music and dance and camera created and performed by dancer Helen Kindred, guitarist/composer Benjamin Dwyer and film-maker Pete Gomes. Through studio exploration, live and for-camera performances, the work investigates possible relationships of self through shifting environments of sound, sight and gesture. KnowingUnknowing asks questions of our embodied knowing, form and vulnerability. Inspired by texts from Ted Hughes and Samuel Beckett the work moves in the liminal space between conscious and unconscious being as we interrogate the rhythms and relationships of the spaces we occupy in an improvised dialogue between the three disciplines.

  • Pete Gomes
  • Helen Kindred
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Dwyer
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    dance, music, improvisation
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Pete Gomes

Pete Gomes is a London based Artist and Filmmaker who makes interdisciplinary work in moving image; from low resolution, mobile devices, HD to 8mm and Super 16mm film. He runs the independent artist run production company mutantfilm, established in 1996, and conceived to explore intersections between computers, networks and cinema.

His work relates to the emergence and development of the internet and network cultures, with film, video and performance works often utilising emerging technologies but referencing experimental filmmaking and established cinematic forms.

He has collaborated extensively including; Shobana Jeyasingh, Michael Nyman, Errollyn Wallen, Jocelyn Pook, Donnacha Dennehy, Scanner, Throbbing Gristle, John Wynne, Funki Porcini, Cornershop, Furtherfield and many others.

His film and video works use varied styles and genres; music; documentary; experimental; performance; and narrative. His current work focuses on performance and acting technique, and directing actors in the development of long form drama, which utilises the full range of his eclectic palette and visual style in a single narrative context.

His films have been shown across Europe, India, Russia, Tasmania, Iceland, South America, Australia and USA, including: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Institute of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, Architecture Foundation, Gimpel Fils, Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture, Stedelijk Museum, bak.spc, Vienna Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeds International Film Festival, Sonar, Channel Four, ABC Australia, Royal Opera House, and South Bank Centre London and others.

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