this is probably a bit of an odd post, given my lack of activity on this tumblr in the past months. there’s so much to write about, but just never enough time to get around to it all.
anyway, many many months ago (years come to think of it) i started a Vimeo group called screendance. as part of the description i used a definition of screendance by matt gough to give people an idea of what might give shape to a genre of screendance. i was also keen to have people submit whatever they thought constituted screendance, which they have been doing, as a way of seeing how the field defines itself.
currently there are 334 videos in the group with 124 members. i don’t have time to go through and categorise or evaluate tags/descriptions for each of the videos (which would be an interesting evaluation in itself) - but just from keeping track of it, there’s a fairly wide variety of material put up there.
as the creator of the group i get emails when changes occur and the one in particular that interests me is when someone removes a video from the group. as anyone can add any video (they don’t have to be the owner of the video) it seems that the creators of some videos don’t like having it in the screendance group. usually i go and have a look at the videos that people remove to see how it fits with my understanding or definition of screendance.