Choreo-Graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line

TitelChoreo-Graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line
AutorenGansterer Nikolaus, Cocker Emma und Greil Mariella
VerlagWalter de Gruyter
SchlagwörterPerformative Kunst, Tanz, Theorie, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Zeichnung

With artistic reseach at its heart, Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line stages a beyond-disciplinary, inter-subjective encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing. Its core focus is to explore those forms of thinking-in-action produced through collaborative exchange, in the slippage and deviation, when different modes of practice enter into dialogue, overlap, collide.

The publication is conceived as a studio-laboratory in itself, drawing together critical reflections and experimental practices that focus on the how-ness ― the qualitative-procedural, aesthetic-epistemological and ethico-empathetic dynamics ― within shared artistic exploration, directing attention to an affective realm of forces and intensities existing before, between and beneath the more readable gestures of artistic practice.

Cultivating sensitivity towards the barely perceptible micro-movements within the process of artistic 'sense-making' has wider structural - even political - implications at the level of the macro, encouraging the de-, re- and trans-figuring of our ways of being in the world, inviting new forms of relationality, sociality and solidarity. Hybrid of an artists' book and research compendium Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line invokes action by operating as a score that can be activated by others, providing artists, theorists and creative practitioners with a modular toolkit of performative and notational approaches for future experimental play.


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