Join The Ropes artist Amrita Hepi and Professor Larissa Behrendt as they discuss Hepi's newly commissioned video installation The Pace.
This 3-channel video work utilises sampling to propose skipping as a new choreographic modality and draws powerful connections between the skilful command of the body and rope with other social and cultural practices, particularly the Indigenous art of weaving.
Larissa Behrendt is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and at the Director of Research and Academic Programs Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research. An expert in the field of moving image, Behrendt wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. She won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Documentary.
Image: Amrita Hepi, courtesy the artist