Wandering with a camera – the body in somatic landscape screendance

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Keywords: Wanderlust in screendance, embodiment of place, somatic landscape screendance, memory of place, romanticism, Heimat

This chapter introduces the Wanderlust method, a site-specific holistic approach for the making of landscape screendance where the somatic encounter of the body in landscape is utilized as the source for all stages of the creation. Focusing on the tria-logue of the site-dancer-camera, it presents the Wanderers method for the gathering of footage in screendance, site-specific screendance performance, the somatic camera, and somatic editing, as strategies for screendance making. The artefacts are defined as visual-aural poems outlining the genre within the screendance discipline, as somatic landscape screendance. The underpinning romantic themes of Heimat , the figure of the Wanderer and Embodiment of Place in landscape art in relation to artistic and philosophical aspects of the early German Romantic landscape artists are discussed, and it is illustrated how this visceral approach of capturing footage in landscape offers a reflective dialogue for the maker as well as for the audience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Site-Specific Performance; Chapter:
EditorsVicky Hunter, Cathy Turner
PublisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

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NameRoutledge Companion
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group

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