by Emily Keane 

‘Impede’ is a short film captured within the Macedon Ranges, the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Peoples. ‘Impede’ explores movement of the body in relationship to the movement of nature. It draws from experiences in isolation where escaping the confinements of home was found in the vastness of country. This film was originally choreographed and directed as an installation piece, where the film would be projected on surfaces around the University of Melbourne, playing on a constant loop. ‘Impede’ is therefore a silent film asking the audience to listen to the rhythm of the body and hear the noise of movement.

Access: This is a silent film.
Running time: 6mins approx.

Available for viewing after the premiere at the Mudfest Film Night Monday 9th August 7:00PM AEST. 

This work can also be viewed in our virtual gallery here.

Choreographer/Director: Emily Keane
Cinematographer: Marcus Orszaczki
Dancers: Emily Keane, Sarah Kosoof, Olivia Smith, and Natalie Koch

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.