AVBODY

    Activity: EventsConference

    Description

    “The possibility of moving towards an impossible goal.” Paper.
    Abstract: Since the 80’s video technologies have facilitated violent forms of manipulation of the body, through montage, repetition and rapid-fire editing, assimilating the body into a meta-level choreography of racing images and fantastic weightlessness. Physical bodies now emulate their screenic counterparts, aspire to their flatness and impossible momentum. I will present recent screen-based work of mine which seek to resist the ubiquitous pressure of conform to superhuman action scripts. The projects draw on live events, which are reconfigured for the screen, to facilitate haptic and contemplative dialogues with space, time and materials.
    Period11 Jun 2018
    Event typeConference
    LocationHuddersfield, United Kingdom
    Degree of RecognitionNational

    Keywords

    • montage
    • repetition
    • rapid-fire editing
    • choreography
    • screen performance
    • screendance
    • resistance
    • haptic
    • contemplation