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Participant Spotlight: Alex Reuben

Alex ReubenAlex Reuben lectures at Camberwell School of Art and Central Saint Martins. His current project ‘Cinderella (Rockafela)’ is commissioned by the Wellcome Trust with Arts Council England and explores the connection between cognition, neuroscience, sound and movement. His previous work ‘Routes (Dancing to New Orleans)’ – a road movie set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – was selected as one of the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’ by Geoff Andrew (Time Out/BFI).’

At Wilderness (August 2015)

Filmmaker Alex Reuben’s eclectic background as a DJ and in art and design provides a platform for his film practice, creating works characterised by improvisation, sound and movement – a process he calls ‘choreogeography’.

Alex will combine his interests in walking and psychogeography to invite participants to join him on a walking tour of the Wilderness site, exploring the area where movement, film and philosophy meet.

2 Minute Interview

How does your workshop with NOW Live Events relate to being in the moment?

My films are about improvisation, particularly in relation to dance & music. I walk everywhere & many of my films begin with going out of the front door with microphone & camera, then seeing what happens. I currently collaborate with neuroscientists

What are you most looking forward to doing within your NOW Live Events slot?

Laughing, experimenting & amplifying silence.

Any tips on how the audience can best benefit from your workshop with NOW Live Events?

? Enjoy – or “…it’s the sudden awareness that everything around you is alive & significant” (William Burroughs)!

Photo: still from Newsreel by Alex Reuben.