Screening of the film Sea Without Shore (2014), featuring A.C. Swinburne’s poetry, followed by a panel discussion with the Directors Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi, Professor Isobel Armstrong, (Birkbeck), and Dr Caterina Albano, (St Martins, University of the Arts, London). Panel chair: Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck)
Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi are founders of critically acclaimed Anglo-Brazilian physical theatre company Zikzira, makers of ‘Ashes of God’ (“Stupendous” – Time Out Critic’s Choice “Intense, flashbacking and highly stylized dance drama” – BBC).
Set in remote forest landscapes and interiors in rural 19th century Sweden, Sea without Shore was photographed in cinemascope by award-winning British director of photography, Marcus Waterloo. Post-produced at Pinewood Studios, the film features a sound design supervised by Academy-Award® and multiple BAFTA winner Glenn Freemantle (‘Gravity’).
The original music was created by pioneering composer The Hafler Trio (aka Andrew McKenzie who has collaborated with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder, Nurse With Wound, Autechre, Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós, amongst others) using the cast’s sonic imprints for the creation of the soundtrack, which, in turn, was used on location.
The cast thus performed inside a cloak of their own sound, in pursuit of a visceral, emotional truth.