Private Project

What Can We Say?

Artist Stefania Kenley diverts graffiti techniques alongside a voice-over that considers news headlines, notably in relation to the Member of British Parliament Jo Cox’s
murder in 2016 . "What can we say?" Images and text try to find an answer.

  • Ron Kenley
    Without Here and There, Terra Cotta, En Atelier, Les Danseuses
  • Meriel Kenley
    Without Here and There, En Atelier, Pour un fou du roi, Romance, Three Poems, Le rire de la perdrix
  • Meriel Kenley
    La maison et le monde, Pour un fou du roi, Le rire de la perdrix, Three Poems, Romance, Le silence du temps
  • Stefania Kenley
    Key Cast
  • Shanon Granger
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    What Can We Say?
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, French
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  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 8, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ron Kenley, Meriel Kenley

Ron Kenley
Trained as an architect with a long career in teaching, he has been making multi-media works and videos since 1998. A collaboration with the philosopher Jean Attali for Le Fresnoy, Studio d'Art Contemporain resulted in a number of visual works as film analysis (2001-2003). Over the years, he developed the capacity for handling all the aspects of filmmaking more or less single-handed. This resulted in a diverse and independent work of various lengths and subjects.

Meriel Kenley is a researcher in Dramatic Art, a graduate of École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. She writes on the creative process in contemporary theatre (Simon McBurney and works on the links between theatre and cinema (from Ingmar Bergman to Lav Diaz), as much as the uses of video in rehearsals (her current PhD, 2019-2022). She is making video independently since 2010. In 2013, “Three Poems” was selected for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. She is the author of six medium-length films and collaborates on Art films within the Production structure ESSAY STREET: “Of First and Last” (2020, co-director), “Pierre Skira: En atelier” (2019, co-director). In 2017 she adapted and directed the Rabindranath Tagore novel “The Home and the world”, presented at the theatre Kantor in Lyon. She is a member of the Danse-theatre collective Nyxs, recently in residence at Ramdam, the Art Centre in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon and La Nouvelle Comédie de Genève

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