In this episode, Kym McDaniel join Jes Reyes in conversation.
Kym McDaniel (she/her) is an experimental filmmaker, media collaborator, choreographer, and performer. Her films have shown at Slamdance, Antimatter, Chicago Underground Film Festival, ADF’s Movies by Movers, and selected exhibitions at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, and the London Bow Arts Gallery, among others.
She began filmmaking after a head injury and resulting chronic illnesses forced her to reconsider her relationship to dance and the body. Her process is influenced by her studies in dance and psychology. Disability and queer movement practices inform her gaze and current practice as a filmmaker, teacher, and mover. She is an AmSAT trained Alexander Technique teacher with a special interest in hypermobility and trauma.
She has an MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently an Assistant Professor in Cinema at Binghamton University. She is an Advanced Certificate in Disabilities Studies candidate at the City University of New York.
Epsiode transcription can be found here.
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Theme music by Jes Reyes.
Original recording date: September 23, 2021