Posted on April 29, 2011
Kristian Larsen/Norm Skipp/leyton
An Aversion to Light 
Experimental film collaboration across contemporary dance, video art and sonic art. Initiated by Kristian Larsen, An Aversion to Light  began as an innocent attempt to compose arbitrary dance footage in a way that somehow made sense. From improvised free shots, captured on a borrowed camera in a single room, Kristian and Norm Skipp worked these into shape over an extended dialogue. Kristianʼs long time friend, Leyton, then developed the soundtrack. Although worked on in isolation by each artist, there is a common aesthetic thread that is amplified through this piece.
Kristian Larsen is a New Zealand based choreographer and performer with a vested interest in rigorous methods of improvisation. He intertwines discourses and correlates of European and American influenced post modern dance with contemporary issues emerging from the questioning of contemporary masculine and Pakeha identities. Operating from the self-professed position of belonging to a privileged underclass of Western artists, he merges wry self- commentary with a spectrum of movement materials that are influenced by strands of Forsythean methods, Butoh, martial arts, image work, and stand up comedy. http://throwdisposablechoreography.blogspot.com/
Norm Skipp is a NZ/UK composer/sonic artist, video artist and online editor/compositor based in Manchester. International performances of his video and sound work have taken place in New Zealand, Australia, U.S.A., U.K., France and Canada and as part of festivals such as NextWave, Soliton, Pulsefield, 34th New Zealand International Film Festival 2002, Festival Licences and Synthèse. Norm devotes himself to creating innovative sound and visual compositions in collaboration with a diverse range of artists. http://normanskipp.com/
Dunedin based sound designer/ musician / composer leyton has been active in film, live performance and recording as “Epsilon Blue” and ʻrotor+ʼ. A man of many talents he is well respected in NZʼs music industry having appeared on 34 national and international records as well as remixing Fat Freddyʼs Drop, Salmonella Dub, Pitch Black, HDU and The Clean.