Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line
CHOREO–GRAPHIC FIGURES. Deviations from the Line
The interdisciplinary research project “CHOREO–GRAPHIC FIGURES. Deviations from the Line”, led by artist Nikolaus Gansterer (Austria/Vienna) in collaboration with choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil (Austria/Vienna) and artist-writer Emma Cocker (UK/Nottingham), in dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors was approved funded by the FWF PEEK research grant of Austria.
With ‘arts-based research’ at its heart, this research project stages an inter-subjective encounter between drawing (Gansterer), choreography (Greil) and writing (Cocker) in order to
a) investigate those forms of ‘thinking-feeling-knowing’ produced through collaborative, interdisciplinary exchange, ‘between the lines’ of drawing, dance and writing,
b) explore the performativity of notation (figures of thought, speech and movement) for articulating and making tangible this enquiry,
c) contribute new knowledge and understanding to debates about the specificity of artistic enquiry and expanded practices of drawing, dance and writing.
The project explores the nature of ‘thinking-in-action’ or ‘figures of thought’ produced as the practices of drawing, choreography and writing enter into dialogue, overlap and collide. Through processes of reciprocal exchange, dialogue and negotiation between the key researchers, "CHOREO–GRAPHIC FIGURES. Deviations from the Line" will interrogate the interstitial processes, practices and knowledge(s) produced in the ‘deviation’ for example, from page to performance, from word to mark, from line to action, from modes of flat image making towards transformational embodied encounters.
Nikolaus Gansterer (Guest professor / University of Applied Arts / Vienna / Austria)
Mariella Greil (PhD candidate / University of Roehampton / London / UK)
Emma Cocker (Reader / Nottingham Trent University / Nottingham / UK)
Alex Arteaga (UdK / Berlin)
Lilia Mestre (Apass / Brussels)
Christine de Smedt (Parts / Brussels)
choreography, performance, notation, drawing, writing, mapping, embodied knowledge, figures of thought, figures of speech, figures of movement, body diagrams, embodied diagrammatics, gestures of vitality, gestures of re-/searching
Research period: 2014 - 2017
Funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF – PEEK Programme for Advancement and Development of Artistic Research.
Artistic Research Catalogue entry: http://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/59683/59687
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– Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line
A comprehensive publication on the research on embodied diagrammatics and the performativity of various interconnetected forms of live an/notation edited by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker, Mariella Greil with contributions by Alex Arteaga, Arno Böhler, Christine De Smedt, Catherine de Zegher, Christopher Dell, Gerhard Dirmoser, Karin Harrasser, Adrian Heathfield, Victor Jaschke, Simona Koch, Krassimira Kruschkova, Brandon LaBelle, Erin Manning, Dieter Mersch, Lilia Mestre, Werner Moebius, Alva Noë, Jeanette Pacher, Jörg Piringer, Helmut Ploebst, P.A. Skantze, Andreas Spiegl.
Please find more details and selected pages for download here:
in: Edition Angewandte, DeGruyter Publishers, Berlin/Boston, 2017. Scheduled presentations: 29 April 2017: Theatre Academy Helsinki; 5 May 2017: AILab, Vienna; 19 -22 May 2017 Nida Art Colony, Lithuania; 9 June 2017, in the framework of the symposium "Zeichen Setzen", co-organized by KU Linz; University of Art and Design Linz; & Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria. More presentations in Brussels and Berlin to be annouced soon!
You can order the book HERE!
– On Beginnings and Emergences: Choreo-graphic Figures: Beginnings and Emergences, is a collaborative research article reflecting on the first year of the project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil, was published on the 7.5.2015 in the online journal RUUKKU: Studies in Artistic Research, in the issue on "Process in Artistic Research": http://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/132472/132473
– On An/Notations
‘Notion of Notation > < Notation of Notion’, an article/artists’ pages produced as a collaboration between Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil has been accepted for inclusion in the issue of Performance Research, Vol. 20, Issue 6, ‘On An/Notations’, eds. Scott deLahunta, Kim Vincs and Sarah Whatley. Publication date: 31 December 2015.
About the issue: ‘On An/notations’ considers the potential of the surface of the page, alongside other surfaces, including the screen, as sites for engaging with and thinking through performance ideas and processes. An annotation at its simplest level is adding information to information using some kind of mark-up language or tools. This issue will seek to engage projects using a wide range of approaches alongside critical reflection to draw out and make explicit research and insights from within the entanglement of sensing, feeling and thinking that is the body-based practitioner's research field.
– On Vitality Gestures and Embodied Diagrammatics
a book chapters written by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker, Mariella Greil for the forthcoming publication: "Body Diagrams", eds. Alexander Gerner and Irene Mittelberg (John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 2017)
– On Contemporary Code – Artistic Research
a contribution for the catalogue: 'Contemporary Code – Artistic Research', Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Romana Schuler (Eds.) Cat. Exhib., University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2015. ISBN 978-3-9504140-1-1
– "Mit Kunst den wissenschaftlichen Rahmen sprengen" in: Der Standard Spezial, Beate Hausbichler/Tanja Traxler, (17.04.2015)