Q+D Artist Feature: Jeannie Vandekerkhove
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Q+D Artist Feature: Jeannie Vandekerkhove

Q+D Artist Feature: Jeannie Vandekerkhove

Thank you again to everyone who has tuned into the Quick + Dirty!! The festival is live to stream on demand until

August 15th. Until then, we’d love to introduce you to the lead artists who have taken huge risks and made this festival come to life. Next up: Jeannie Vandekerkhove.

Describe a challenge that transferring your research to film has posed.

Transferring my research to film was challenging because of the technical learning curve. My limited knowledge and ability made the post-production stage especially time consuming and difficult.

Share something that has surprised you in your process.

I was surprised at how this project came to life instinctually through the editing and production process. Having done only some work in film before it was incredible to see the creation take on a life of its own.

What have you noticed about considering choreography for the live versus film platforms? What have you noticed about the medium of filmmaking? 

Making choreography within the film platform can offer insight and angles unavailable in a live performance, but it can also reduce the continuity and extract emotion.

And, finally, share your thoughts on something that has revealed itself to be central to your creative practice. 

Creating during this time of social unrest and isolation has been complex, it has made me more aware of the privileges I have and how they have contributed to my life. It has also shone a light on my personal responsibilities as an ally and made it clearer just how important it is to take a stance, and move forward purposefully.

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View the teaser trailer, edited by Linnea Swan, here.

Photo Credit for Jeannie: Liam Kavanagh-Bradette