Anne Ferran

Anne Ferran was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lives and works. She was Associate Professor at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney until 2013. Her recent photographic work is in collaboration with dancers, drawing on their ability to register and transmit subtle qualities in their surroundings. Performances for the camera can involve one, two or three dancers who improvise with lengths of coloured felt, the shifting shapes of the felt serving to amplify energetic forces that the camera records. Other works involve installations and live performance. Recently she has been using this approach to explore places with carceral, industrial and/or military histories. Another current focus is on the interpretive possibilities opened up by an individual performer’s distinctive body and movement style.