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Report to an Academy

Sarah Browne


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Sarah Browne

Synopsis

'Report to an Academy draws from the Kafka story of the same title, exploring the contemporary academic environment as a neoliberal workplace. Where in Kafka's story, an ape delivers an address to a gathering on his transition into human life, this video features an octopus who speaks of her motivation to escape and transform herself from human material in search of new forms of articulacy and agility.'

(Text sourced from http://www.sarahbrowne.info/work/report-to-an-academy/ on Dec 31st 2016)

Credits:

Written, directed and edited by Sarah Browne

Adapted from Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka

Voice: Fiona for Apple OSX 10.10.5

Composition: Alma Kelliher

Camera: Colum O'Dwyer, Sarah Browne

Movement devised in collaboration with performers: Saoirse Wall & Liv O'Donoghue

Close-up footage of cephalopod skin courtesy Roger Hanlon at MBL, Massachusetts, USA

Colourist: John Beattie

Commissioned for Manual Labours: The Complaining Body, supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, The Elephant Trust, The Birkbeck/Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and Birkbeck University Widening Access. www.manuallabours.co.uk


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Title

Report to an Academy

Year

2016

Form

Short

Key phrases

college, social problem, labour, self-culture, freedom of expression, shame, voice

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00

Original formats

Digital: QTV AppleProRes422

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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