Moving Studies in Black and White

Country: UK
Duration: 25 mins
Colour: B&W
Available Format/s: 16mm
  • Dance

Dancers: Miranda Tufnell , Dennis Greenwood, Martha Grogan, Maede Dupres .

Moving Studies in B&W is my monolith, my sculpture, my time piece. As director my attention carved the circling dancers round the camera, the camera round the dancers. The mechanics of the film (camera, tripod, dolly) were a positive presence, as positive as the presence of the performers-the mechanics of the film focused on their being. Towards and away and around those mechanisms moved those beings. Further Studies around them, the camera moved, encircling them, a solid line of force, of concentrated eyes. The relation between the dancers and camera is the essence of the film – they give their attention, turn to it as focus, distanced from it by its opposition to them: static when they move, animated when they stand. Mechanical to their Breath. – M.B.


More works by Marilyn Bailey

, 1975
12 Minutes

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in touch


LUX, Waterlow Park Centre,
Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3141 2960

Sign up to our newswire to stay up to date with everything LUX

LUX is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee:

Company No: 4421812
VAT No: 795 9063 73
Charity No: 1094936

Artis Council Supported Logo

© 2021 LUX. All rights reserved.

Skip to content