Report to an Academy

Sarah Browne

Description

‘Report to an Academy draws from the Kafka story of the same title, exploring the contemporary academic environment as a neoliberal workplace. Where in Kafka’s story, an ape delivers an address to a gathering on his transition into human life, this video features an octopus who speaks of her motivation to escape and transform herself from human material in search of new forms of articulacy and agility.’

(Text sourced from http://www.sarahbrowne.info/work/report-to-an-academy/ on Dec 31st 2016)

Credits:
Written, directed and edited by Sarah Browne
Adapted from Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka
Voice: Fiona for Apple OSX 10.10.5
Composition: Alma Kelliher
Camera: Colum O’Dwyer, Sarah Browne
Movement devised in collaboration with performers: Saoirse Wall & Liv O’Donoghue
Close-up footage of cephalopod skin courtesy Roger Hanlon at MBL, Massachusetts, USA
Colourist: John Beattie
Commissioned for Manual Labours: The Complaining Body, supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, The Elephant Trust, The Birkbeck/Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and Birkbeck University Widening Access. www.manuallabours.co.uk

Details
Title

Report to an Academy

Year

2016

Creator

Sarah Browne

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

College; social problem

Subject

Labour; self-culture; freedom of expression; shame; voice

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00

Original format

Digital: QTV AppleProRes422

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Sarah Browne

Artist website

http://www.sarahbrowne.info/

Link to work

n/a