IGNITE! 2015: Joining the Dots
Fredric Lombard [Switzerland]
In January 2015, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council invited the filmmaker Frederic Lombard to document the IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance 2015. Lombard follows several artists and audience members through the festival, becoming a fly on the wall when they rehearse and perform, checking in with them right before they go on stage, and watching as they soak in the adulation after. We are led through the festival, watching relationships build, artists mature and new collaborations spark as the eight days run their course.
Frédéric Lombard was born in France in 1975 and is based in Berlin. He is a filmmaker, video artist, and stage light designer. Frédéric graduated from the Fine Arts University of Marseille, France in 2002. He studied cinema at University Arcis, Santiago de Chile. Frédéric has collaborated as a filmmaker with numerous Swiss choreographers like Young Soon Cho Jaquet, Perrine Valli, Cie 7273 and Estelle Héritier. His films ‘Champignon’ (2005) and ‘Dry Fish’ (2007) were selected by the Cinematheque of Lausanne Switzerland. His films ‘Durée déterminée’ (2005) and ‘A5’ (2004) were selected in London, Athens and the Cinematheque of Lausanne, Switzerland. Frédéric Lombard is known for his innovate video art. ‘The Wall / Projet: La Palestine comment?’ (2008), ‘terrain vague’ (2007) and ‘Voluptas’ (2006) are worth a mention. He is presently filming as director of photography for the feature film ‘Explosion of Memories’ by the Swiss director Maya Boesch.
This film at IGNITE 2015 has been supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.