HORIZON OF EXILE

Film for installation and cinematic presentation

IMZ DANCE SCREEN AWARD 2007 - 'Best Screen Choreography', The Hague
CHOREOGRAPHY MEDIA HONORS AWARD 2008 - Dance Camera West, L.A

ULTIMATE PANEL'S CHOICE AWARD 2008, Jumping Frames, Hong Kong
JURY SPECIAL MENTION 2009, Il Coreografo Elettronico, PAN Museum, Naples

"An original treatment of a social theme... an existential, emotive imaginary of exile... uniting the suggestion of place to that of experimental choreography"
Veronica D'Auria, Luxflux Arte Contemporanea, Italy, Nov 2007

“In the 21 minutes of Horizon it seems as though there is no choreography, nonetheless everything is in movement, that same oscillation found in the interior journeys of films by Angelopolous, Egoyan and Tarkovski... Rocamora surprises us with a work which is boundaryless, arriving at ‘another place’, its own place, the perfect site for the distinct world of feelings to be found in Horizon.”
Ferrán Mateo, Porladanza Magazine, Spain, Summer 2008

Positioned between the fictive and the testimonial, Horizon of exile (2007) reflects on female identity and the underlying cultural causes of displacement. Immersed in vast desert scapes and guided by testimonies from Middle Eastern and Latin American exiles, the diptych reflects on the condition of women within authoritative societies, employing choreographed bodies to consider issues of self-image, belonging and effacement.


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Director/chor/editor: Isabel Rocamora
Cast: Paulina Garrido, Camila Valenzuela
Photography: Nic Knowland
Costumes: Lorena Zilleruelo
Sound design: Paul Cowgill
Producer: Isabel Rocamora
Chile production Manager: Paulo Parra


Production company: Infinito Productions
Hosted in Chile by: Parox Films
Format: S16 mm film
Duration: 22 minutes
Commissioned by: dance.tech
Funded by: Arts Council England

ISABEL ROCAMORA