Welcome to meta-academy@HZT-Bates 2015: The Pattern that Connects!
In this lab, you will be collaborating closely with other participants to explore the ways that digital online tools can connect, perform, register, aggregate, map and visualize the knowledge articulated in your choreographic research. We will be responding to your particular practices and expertise as we build the course. Let’s get to know one another well so that together, we can create an optimal network of ideas, media,tools, and practices. What connects us?
Activity 1: Introduce yourself in questions, keywords and media objects…
Please complete by: Thursday September 3. 23:59 GMT.
Length of time you will need to complete the activity: at least 1 hour
Format: discussion thread
There are three steps to this activity. Please approach them playfully and honestly.
1. Reply to each of the questions we have posted in this discussion forum. Here they are together:
What are the questions that you are asking in your creative research?
What are the connections that you see between choreography and networked spaces?
“Put simply the term networked space‘ accounts for all sites both physical and digital in which interactions occur. Its use highlights the need for social interactions to be contextualized holistically. A networked space is a site of converged narratives. “ -Jenny Kenedy http://www.academia.edu/487450/Conceptualizing_Social_Interactions_in_Networked_Spaces
What was the last surprising/satisfying connection you made? (a very open-ended question)
2. Reply to each of the posts you made in step 1. In your replies, please do both of the following:
a. Cook down each question into keywords/tags. These are single words that can serves as categories or labels for your question. Create as many as you can, try for at least 15 per question. Post them as a response to the question they came from.
b. Find media- images, videos, audio--or other links that relate to the question. They can be your own images or ones you find in a search that Illustrate, expand, connect, juxtapose, explode, repeat, etc the question. In any event, choose media that really connect to something about your own practice. Post them as a response to the question they relate to.
You can choose to post links, to upload attachments, or to embed videos in the discussion.
TIP: To embed a video from youtube or vimeo, find it on youtube or vimeo and at the bottom of the video you will see a SHARE button, click the SHARE button, then choose EMBED. You will see some code. Copy and paste the code into your post and be sure that you use the HTML editor option.
3. Reply to someone else's post in any way that makes sense to you (using prose, tags, or media).
-Marlon Barrios Solano and Rachel Boggia
Question 1: What are the questions that you are asking in your creative research?
How can remote and asynchronous communication between choreographer and dancer create a thought-space for each person to dwell/fill with their own psyche?
What are new/different remote ways to communicate movement ideas and ideas behind movement? What are they? Where are they? How can I use them?
The questions I am asking
What is an author? What does it matter?
How can a performance be an act of compassion?
What level of mundanity do I feel comfortable presenting to audiences?
What is performance research without the audience?
Does composition have anything to do with choreography?
what is interesting about this clip to me is how this 1971 experiment seems so outpaced and misunderstood by the crowd that seems to really wish to consume it.
1A. The questions I am asking:
How can I reach the audience kinesthetically, through their eyes & ears & skin & bones?
Can I communicate only visually and if yes is it then choreographic or compositional?
How is the reach for constant continuity in movement influencing the work with moving images and moving bodies.
What does visual work matter if I am never there where the work is and if I never see the reaction of an audience? How do I want to share ? (online, live, other possibilities?)
What can incompleteness be good for in the "unstable equilibrium" between research and practice and how does digital communication/research/online sharing of yourself and with others influence this balance?
affect and effect through images and sound, philippe grandrieux makes bodily cinema