Dreamerfly and other stories is a 45-minute experimental virtual live performance
combining animation and contemporary jazz music.
It has been developed and will be presented by visual artist Shiyi Li,
British jazz musicians James Owston and Daniel Kemshell
and American percussionists Lindsey Eastham and Gloria Yehilevsky.
Dreamerfly inspired by Chinese philosophy 'The Butterfly Dream', a dream between
a butterfly and a human, a discussion of reality and fantasy.
The five chapters 'Struggle', 'Loss', 'Lonely', 'Balance', 'Rebirth' shared
an emotional experience of exploring true-self. Follow through the caterpillar
from struggle to rebirth, then becoming a butterfly, so are we.
Visual director & Animator
Music director & Composer
Lindsey Eastham - vibraphone/percussion
Daniel Kemshell - guitar
James Owston - double bass
Gloria Yehilevsky - percussion/vibraphone
Director of Photography
Shiyi Li &Denis Shakir
Olly Sansom/Sansom StudiosAudio
Mixing & Mastering
Sam Baldwin/Town Studios
“Dreamerfly, and Other Stories,” was commissioned for the “Thirteen Ways of Looking” exhibition
curated by Dr Sylvia Theuri by way of a New Art West Midlands
and International Curators Forum Curatorial Residency in partnership
with and hosted by Herbert Art Gallery & Museum,
in association with Coventry Biennial.
We were generously supported by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Arts Council Emmergency Funds,
and its partners listed above, and additional funding was provided by
individual supporters via a Kickstarter campaign.
Anna Barbara Films LLC
Black Swamp Percussion LLC