Danni Spooner is a U.K. based dance artist.
Her work focuses on ‘queer culture’ and ‘cyborg culture’. When working with ‘queer culture’, she prioritises bringing the queer community with her in the process as a way of supporting and celebrating queerness. Examples of this would include “FAG” (2016) which was a Random Acts commission from Rural Media and was aired on Channel 4.
She has danced for two Goldfrapp music videos, Livia Rita, performance instillation for Harper’s BAZAAR, Bryony Gillard’s “a cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body” and is a part of FUELLED Dance Theatre.
pinkjam' is a short experimental film that explores lesbian identity through self-image and a queer aesthetic exploration. It ultimately asks: 'what is my queer aesthetic? what does that mean to me?'. It is a self-confessed mess of drunk nights in Berlin, holding myself hostage to a studio and trying to dig to the depths of my soul to figure out how to be aesthetically queer - my way.
The work uses pink, glitter and bananas to attempt to create an aesthetic that stands out and, at the same time, be genuine.
I hope people will feel amused or confused once seeing the work; either in understanding, interest or 'what on earth is this'-ness.
It would be set up in a instillation setting, with the space filled with relevant objects and the film on loop.
UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019