Camille Rojas

System of a Gesture | 2017 | 6:40 mins | 16mm > Digital

System of a Gesture
System of a Gesture
                             The Whistler
Debuted at the Image Centre, October 2017. 

System of a Gesture documents three moving bodies in dialogue with the social function of children’s handclapping games and their sexual implications. In a workshop-like approach, these bodies revisit the familiar gestures, fluctuating between instructor, observer, and learner. By eliminating the suggestive rhymes that often accompany these games, emphasis is placed on touch, movement, and direction. Clapping sequences are first established in a structural, pedestrian manner that then becomes a guided lyrical quality of movement. The resulting gestures remark one’s early encounter of their sexual body as well as the frustrations of understanding intimacy with the self and others.        

Thank you:

Paul-John Elisha
Penny Jumah-Numa
Layah Glassman
Andrew Savery-Whiteway
Ian Wright
Annie MacDonell
Sara Angelucci
Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof