House that Jack Built

DANCE FOR SCREEN 


House That Jack Built was a first experiment in making screendance. It explored time, cumulative narrative, memory and this idea of ‘searching for one’s roots’. A journey into notions of diversity by creating a relationship to space, building a ‘home’ for a nomadic artist; singing one’s self into being. 

Using the Old English rhyme The House That Jack Built, this short film explores and exposes the self as a thing folding into and out of its environment. 

Music and camera: Tobias Sturmer
Concept, design and performance: Amaara Raheem

2011