3 Pascale 4 Shoes

A music video for 2 tracks from my forthcoming album. I have recordings of percussive sounds made from ballet shoes, flamenco shoes and character shoes, as well as myself reading instructions for movement. I use the sounds from these recordings in my music production, and I share these recordings to other producers, allowing them to make use of the sounds however they want. Track 3 from the album, features a recording made with Pascale De Graff, and track 4 is made by producer Harry Wills (under the alias Bernard Baum) which samples my recordings.
I make video work mostly to be projected at raves, when making video I try to make visuals that could inform or influence the way people move. The material I use includes videos of my drawings (my drawings are made to act as graphic scores for movement), images of sports people, and footage of performances I have staged. This music video features different video bits I have been working on over the past few years, and different bits of footage I have been showing at raves and club nights in London.

  • Jake Walker
    Filming/Editing/Directing
  • Harry Wills (Bernard Baum)
    Music
  • Jake Walker
    Music
  • Pascale de Graaf
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Dance, Movement, Rave, Music
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Jake Walker is currently studying at the Slade School of Fine art, and has perviously trained at the Royal Ballet School. Jake works In a variety of media including video, performance, music and drawing, to explore the expanded field of choreography. Jake is interested in ways to record movement, and ways to inform movement.
In February 2019 Jake first showed his work 'Library' at Dance4 in Nottingham for the UKYA festival. The work is an algorithm that generates instructions for movement, coded by the artist, and a video which show the artist performing the generated instructions. The video then went on to be shown in the Harris Museum in Preston in April 2019.
Jake is active in the London rave scene, regularly having video works projected behind the DJ booth, or in side spaces of venues; the videos aim to influence the way ravers might dance.
Jake is also working towards releasing an album on Quantum Natives and a cassette tape on Crystal Mine Music, the music uses polyrhythms and is typically hard to dance to, it uses recordings of instructions for movement and recordings of sounds made from dance shoes.
Working in these different settings allows a broad range of discussions to happen around the same ideas which are central to Jake's practice.

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