Artistic
Research
Week 2021

Workshop

Touching Poetic Materiality with Somatic Costumes, Sally Dean

This online lecture-demonstration invites participants into Sally´s artistic research exploring ´Poetic Materiality´, through the sense of touch, and its role in the live encounter between bodies and costumes. 

Starting with the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) by Joan Skinner, examples will be given on how Sally has translated and expanded Skinner´s poetic approach to the designing, wearing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes.

This process arose from the need to add more materiality, the tactile and the non-verbal to the SRT practice to support the psychophysical experience of an `appearing´ body as opposed to a  ´disappearing´ one.

A critique of Skinner´s ´merging´ relationship between poetic images and bodies will be discussed, as well as integrating the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard with the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold.

The aim is to begin to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.

Presentation

Polyvocal Tongue
The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.

Conversation

TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries

At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.