WECreate ICE (2016-2019)

WECreate ICE has been developed during a two-week long expedition travelling through Iceland’s extreme landscapes using the Wanderlust approach.

Pictures of the journey, in summer 2015.

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WECreate ICE  (2016)

Solo performance with multiple video projections

WECreate ICE is a live Solo performance with multiscreen video projection. It combines the physical live body with screendance projection in a black box theatre space. 

Sep 9, 2016

Performed an extract as part of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company concert during the Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance

Texas State Performing Arts Center - Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre, San Marcos, TX (United States) (int.)

Dance: Heike Salzer

Choreography: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Video Production: WECreate Productions

Video Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer
Camera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Locations and Logistics: Ingi Jensson

Costume Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Sound Editing: Heike Salzer

Light Design: Scott Vandenberg

Production: Heike Salzer, Ana Baer, Ingi Jensson

Poster -  Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance 

Sep 16 +17, 2016

Atlas Institute-Center for Media, Arts and Performance, University of Colorado, CO, (United States)

Dance: Heike Salzer

Choreography: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Video Production: WECreate Productions

Video Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer
Camera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Locations and Logistics: Ingi Jensson

Costume Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Sound Editing: Heike Salzer

Light Design:  Gary Mc Crumb

Production: Heike Salzer, Ana Baer, Ingi Jensson

A liminal space - programme notes

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WECreate ICE 

Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces (2018)

Installation, multiple video projections

October 24 - November 16, 2018

Installed as part of the exhibition, Espacios Latentes - Latent Spaces, an installation of site-specific screendance works by Ana Baer and artistic collaborators curated by Margo Handwerker for TXST Galleries.The exhibit consisted of five works co-directed, co-produced, filmed and edited by Ana Baer. 

WECreate ICE was installed with a projection of a single frame full size film and the other was a triptych landscape version, presented on two adjoining walls.

The exhibition was launched with a live performance on 24th October, 2018.

Dance: Heike Salzer

Choreography: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Video Production: WECreate Productions
Camera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Locations and Logistics: Ingi Jensson

Costume Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Installation: Ana Baer

Sound: Richard Hall

Production: Heike Salzer, Ana Baer, Ingi Jensson, Margo Handwerker

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Photos of installation and performance at the opening evening.

Documentation video of the installation

Single frame full size installation at right wall

Triptych landscape version on left wall

Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces

Exhibition handout

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WECreate ICE

Thule - Beyond the borders of the known world (2019)

Screendance, cinematic edition

Presented in the context of screendance festivals.

Versions include:

Thule - 11 minute long version including all locations.

Short films of individual locations, 

Direction: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Dance: Heike Salzer

Camera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Music:

Richard D. Hall

Filled Valley - Golden Width

Vapour Vision

Whisking Tales

Luke Bramford & James Ryan

Sleeping Summit

Brendan Pillay

Whisking Tales

 

Environmental Sounds: Fieldrecording.net

Costume Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer

Locations and Logistics: Ingi Jensson

Filmed on locations in Iceland

 

Dalarfylli • Gullbreiða

Filled Valley • Golden Width

Jökulsárlón And Rauðisandur

 

Hnjúkalúr

Sleeping Summit

Möðrudalsleið

 

Öldusvorfið • Fangað Rennsli

Shaping Waves • Frozen Flow

Kálfshamar

 

Eimsýn

Vapour Vision

Hverarönd

 

Braghviða

Whisking Tales

Flatey

Production: WECreate Productions  

Publication details

Screening records

Title: Hnjúkalúr - Sleeping summit

June 18, 2020

Screened during keynote, Baer A. & Salzer H. (2019) WECreate Productions - The Subject of Landscape, at the 1st edition of the Encuentro Internacional de Artes Escénicas - Alternativas para la Enseñanza y la Creacipon en el Ambiente Universitario / International Congress of Performing Arts - Alternatives for Teaching and Creation in the University Environment.

Taking place at Popular School of Fine Arts (FPBA), Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Morelia (Mexico) in collaboration with Texas State University (United States); the University of Roehampton (United Kingdom); National University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica); the company La Tempestad (Mexico); Hope College Hollanvd (United States); Stanford University (United States).

February 27, 2019

Screened during International lecture series research presentation, Salzer H. (2019) 

Romanticism in Screendance - the Body in Landscape, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (United States)

April 16, 2018

Screened during keynote, Salzer H. (2018) Screendance as an embodied research method, as part of Screendance Landscapes  Symposium, Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice (Italy)

February 21 + 22, 2018

Screened during public guest lecture, Salzer H. (2018) Aestheticizing Environments through Arts and Technology, Texas State University Department of Dance and Theatre, San Marcos (United States). 

September 23, 2017

Screened during presentation, Salzer H. (2017) The Wanderlust methods-Screendance in Landscapes, [UN]W.R.A.P.: Dance Cinema Panel - Screendance from around the globe, a symposium at Colorado University, Boulder (United States); in collaboration with the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Title: Thule - Beyond the border of the known world

July 2020 

Screening invited as part of the official selection at the video dance section, Dance Days Chania 10, Chania (Crete)

June-July 2020

Official selection American Dance Festival's Movies by Movers (United States)

February 2020

Official selection Frostbite International Online Film Festival, and winner of Best Original Score, Colorado Springs, CO (United States)

September 2019

Screened at the Official selection of the Geofilm Festival 3rd Edition, 

October 12-27, 2019

IScreened at Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas (Brazil)

May 6-8, 2019

Screened during the Artist Presentation at Screen.Dance, Scotland's Festival of Dance on Screen 2019, Perth Dance Festival (United Kingdom)

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WECreate Productions is the transcontinental company of screendance artists Ana Baer and Heike Salzer. Committed to exploring the possibilities of digital technology in service of collaborative art creation, they produce site-specific interdisciplinary works inspired by their shared fascination of extreme landscapes, place and narratives of sites.