I am presenting my two dance video works sanctum I & II via Skype at:
BODILY UNDOING – SOMATIC ACTIVISM AND PERFORMANCE CULTURES AS PRACTICES OF CRITIQUE weblinkBATH SPA UNIVERSITY, 17 September 2017 10:30Convenors: Thomas Kampe, Pamela Karantonis , Silvia Carderelli -Gronau (Bath Spa University), Tamara Ashley (University of Bedfordshire)This two day symposium aims to address the socially and culturally transformative potential of Somatics and transdisciplinary performance practices through workshops, academic papers, artistic presentations and debate. Draft TimetablePresenters include : Kirsty Alexander (UK), Tamara Ashley (UK), Colleen Bartley (UK), Christine Bellerose (CAN), Nicole Bindler (US), Silvia Carderelli-Gronau (UK), Jane Carr (UK), Noyale Colin, (UK), Olly Crick, (UK), Jenny Coogan (D), Katy Dymoke, (UK), Virginia Farman (UK), Gustavo Fijalkow (UK), Natalie Garrett Brown (UK), Jeannette Ginslov (UK), Gina Giotaki (GR/UK), David Glass (UK), Vanessa Grasse (UK), Christina Greenland (UK), Mark James Hamilton (UK), Vicky Hunter(UK),Instant Dissidence (keynote UK), Manuela Jara (CO),Thomas Kampe (UK),Pamela Karantonis (UK), Alexander Komlosi (FI),Nita Little (keynote, US), Nadine Martinez(US), Maria Bartilotti Matos (PT), Lisa May Thomas (UK),Emma Meehan (UK), Katia Münker (D), Jane Munro (UK),Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer (CAN), Mike Poltarak (UK), Ailsa Richardson (UK), Carolyn Roy (UK),Karin Rugman (UK), Richard Sarco-Thomas (Malta), Stephanie Scheubeck (UK/D),Carrie Marie Schneider (US),Bruce Sharp (UK),Ildiko Solti (UK), Sian Sullivan (UK), Jane Turner (UK) , Geoffery Unkovich (UK), Verena Vandenberg (UK/NL), Doerte Weig (ES), Richard White (UK), Ali Young (UK)To book visit : Bath Spa Live For more information, contact: email@example.com Glenna Batson (2017) argues towards the need for a new critique to fully address Somatics in the face of neoliberal globalization and an increasing planetary poly-crisis. How do we locate our embodied practices beyond commodification as critical and empowering practices? How do we question relevance, access, inclusion, and modes of knowledge production within our work? How do we articulate a critical stance toward elitism, Euro-centrism and under-theorisation historically associated with the field? Somatic practices can be understood as reflective processes of undoing existing patterns so that new ones can emerge. How can this transformative undoing be extended beyond the body of the individual to the body politic or the social body? How might we construct Somatics and affiliated transdisciplinary arts practices as practices of critique that might contribute to an alternative social imaginary or way of world-making? Can somatic processes and performance practices foster a capacity for self-reflection and criticality as feature of the ‘democratic citizen’ as ‘a member of the body politic’ (Morin 1999) within growing totalitarian socio-cultural contexts?This symposium launches the Journal for Dance Somatic Practices (JDSP) Volume 9.1 – ‘Bodily Undoing – Somatics as Practice of Critique’ co-edited by Kirsty Alexander and Thomas Kampe.JDSP Vol 9.1During the symposium the David Glass Ensemble will be artists-in-residence and will present a corporeally-inspired working of Dickens’s Bleak House in a performance on Saturday 16th September at 7:30pm in the University Theatre. For Symposium attendees, a theatre ticket can be made available at a reduced price.The event is supported through the Creative Corporealities and the Arts for Social Change research groups, and through the Environmental Humanities Research Centre of The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) of Bath Spa University
events Shows, Conferences, Residencies, publications and Performances attended 2016/17
MSc Dissertation: the concrete and the digital, emotional and kinaesthetic amplification of the authentic and digitalised body in screendance 2016 Lambert Online Academic Publishing, Germany.
ISBN 978-3-659-83068-6 https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/the-concrete-and-the-digital/isbn/978-3-659-83068-6
Chapter in Book: Temporal Scaffolding: A Collaborative and Networked Infrastructure of Techne, Screendance, AR, Affect, Audiences and Smart Mobile Devices in the Project AffeXity. Published in: Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice.
Techne/Technique /Technology. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London 2016. Edited by Camille C Baker
and Kate Sicchio
Online Chapter: The Poetics of Temporal Scaffolding and Porosity: Sharing Affect and Memory. Repertoire Magazine, Year 20 Number 28 - 2017.1, Technological Poetics in the Performing Arts A production by the Postgraduate Program in Performing Arts of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Sanctum i & II at Bodily Undoing: Somatic Activism and Performance Cultures as Practices of Critique.
Pleased to announce that my video dance work Sanctum (2009) has been accepted to be screened at Bodily Undoing: Somatic Activism and Performance Cultures as Practices of Critique. 16-17 Sept Bath Spa University. See here for more details https://bodilyundoing.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/bodily-undoing-somatic-activism-and-performance-cultures-as-practices-of-critique/
Videos here on Vimeo:
sanctum I https://vimeo.com/55685512
sanctum II https://vimeo.com/32146073
MOCO17 london & somatic archiving project berlin
I am currently a PhD candidate at London South Bank University researching the re-visualisation of somatic dance and movement, started September 2016. The current aim of my studies is: Enhancing digital-dance practice using biometric and qualitative data to visualise somatosensory experience. This Practice as Research or PaR is interdisciplinary and spans across Sports Science, Media Arts and Somatic and Digital Dance Practice. I was awarded a full time scholarship in order to do this and am about to have my RES02 Panel Review. If awarded without any recommendations I may proceed to my RES03 which will pass me from MPhil to full PhD status.
To date I have have researched PaR Methods and Methodologies, phenomenology, somatics, the sensorimotor and somatosensory, ideokinesis, enaction, affect, perception and embodiment. I have also researched artists and scientists who have used dance and technology collaboratively, to re-visualise human movement and have been exploring postural synergies, motor primitives and the use of Motion Capture, EMG's, MMG's and ECG's.
I have also attended a few mini residencies and conferences