Originally developed as part of a two-week intensive Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield Arts, Arborath from 17-31 November 2014, culminating in a performance at 1.30pm on 30 November at Hospitalfield House.


25 April 2015, FILMIDEO Festival, Index Art Centre, New Jersey

29 September 2016, sonADA Festival, Aberdeen, Scotland









Determinazione Per Piacere (ma non troppo) (2014)

'Determinazione Per Piacere (ma non troppo)' explores the relationship between the female body and the violin with an emphasis on how body movement might augment sound production. The interchangeability of the female body and the violin becomes a point of focus through which the determination for the experience of pleasure in playing an instrument is sought. This determination for pleasure is a double-edged sword. On the one hand the player desires technical mastery and thus better emotive communication via their instrument. However, it is precisely this desire and determination to reach a heightened pleasurable state that often prevents it. This symbiosis of body and instrument through physical movement and the subsequent relinquishing of a self-consious state may thus be framed as the union of desire and actuation.

Choreographer: Imogene Newland

Performer: Paula Guzzanti

Filmed and edited by: Imogene Newland

Special thanks: Laura Simpson