Screendance as an embodied research method

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In an academic environment that often prioritises communication of research via traditional outcomes of the ‘written word’, there is significance in developing approaches that speak to our humanity in different ways, acknowledging that embodied ways of thinking, such as phenomenological, somatic and kinaesthetic experiences are valid methods of gaining and communicating knowledge. Screendance, as an audio-visual medium offers the ‘ideal means of exploring the sensory and aesthetic universe’ (Caffe C & HIKIJI, 2012) and as such makes an innovative contribution to research (Kramer, 2012). Speaking from the perspective of an artist-practitioner, this presentation will reflect on a series of screendances (2010-2017) which have been developed under the name of Salts and WECreate as part of the artist’s nomadic practice. By considering the different stages of the making, journey-dance-camera-edit-presentation, it is explored how the body can be utilized in mapping and reading geographical sites, and communicate investigations in human geography, philosophy and spatial practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
EventScreendance Landscapes - Symposium - Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Duration: 16 Apr 201817 Apr 2018


OtherScreendance Landscapes - Symposium
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  • Screendance, Symposium

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