Join us for a screening of All This Can Happen, presented by internationally acclaimed choreographer Siobhan Davies and multi-award winning dance filmmaker David Hinton.
All This Can Happen is a film constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema.
Based on Robert Walser’s novella The Walk, written a century ago this year, the film follows the footsteps of the protagonist as series of small adventures and chance encounters take the walker from idiosyncratic observations of ordinary events towards a deeper pondering on the comedy, heartbreak and ceaseless variety of life. A flickering dance of intriguing imagery brings to light the possibilities of ordinary movements from the everyday which appear, evolve and freeze before your eyes. Juxtapositions, different speeds and split frame techniques convey the walker’s state of mind as he encounters a world of hilarity and despair.
‘Davies and Hinton have achieved the near-impossible: a film both harrowing and full of levity, pathological and poignant, microscopic and expansive.’ Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight & Sound
The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, film curator at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Running time 50mins