HIJACK Making Dances
$16 General Admission
* Trevor Adams’ work will be presented on 16mm and video *
Minneapolis dance duo HIJACK returns to Seattle to dance in the cinema, to dance with films: in their lights, in their soundtrack, in their duration, in their room. HIJACK is Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. HIJACK specializes in the inappropriate and inconvenient. After catching HIJACK sneaking into the Walker Art Center’s cinema to dance with their films, the institution invited them to occupy their Mediatheque for 9 months of choreographic research with films from their extensive Ruben/Bentson Collection of avant-garde film. HIJACK presented three programs of dance with film in 2017 and brings the best of those programs to NWFF.
HIJACK presents an hour-long program of dance with film, film alone, dance alone:
- HIJACK dances “An Image An Image” with Harun Farocki’s film An Image (1983, 16mm transferred to video, 25 min) with additional soundscore by HIJACK
- HIJACK dances “_ _/D C”. Sound machine by Ryan Fontaine (11 min)
- HIJACK dances “Drum Room Practice Drama” with Miranda Pennell’s film Drum Room (2007, video, 15 min)
- Two short films by Minneapolis scratch-film wonder Trevor Adams
About HIJACK in Walker Art Center’s Mediatheque, 2017
About HIJACK’s Walker Art Center commission, 2013
Pictured – HIJACK: Arwen Wilder + Kristin Van Loon
HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder, based in Minneapolis since 1993.
HIJACK specializes in the inappropriate, and performs in both social and theatrical spaces. HIJACK has taught and performed in New York (at DTW, PS122, HERE ArtCenter, Catch/Movement Research Festival/Chocolate Factory, La Mama, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Studios for Dance), Japan, Russia, Ottawa, Chicago, Colorado, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Iowa, at Bates Dance Festival, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, and at Fuse Box Festival.
HIJACK teaches Composition/Improvisation at University of Minnesota and Zenon.
In 2013, Walker Art Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of HIJACK by commissioning the full-evening dance “redundant, ready, reading radish, Red Eye”. In 2014, Contact Quarterly published the chapbook “Passing For Dance — a HIJACK reader”.
The son of career educators; currently resides in the Midwest.
Following a brief stint at art school in Chicago, he began to pursue 16mm filmmaking upon moving to Minneapolis in 1994. Other institutional rearing includes the Thomas Hart Benton Farm, Montessouri, Burges Academy of Hawaiian Kempo, BareBones Productions, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, and MALA. He’s honored to be here tonight – in his preferred medium of celluloid.