Notion of notation >< notation of notion

Cocker, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-2985-7839, Gansterer, N. and Greil, M., 2015. Notion of notation >< notation of notion. Performance Research: a Journal of the Performing Arts, 20 (6), pp. 53-57. ISSN 1352-8165

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Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (2014–2017) is an interdisciplinary research project involving artist Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer Mariella Greil and writer-artist Emma Cocker (working in dialogue with Alex Arteaga, Christine de Smedt and Lilia Mestre). The project unfolds through two interconnected aims: to explore the nature of 'thinking-feeling-knowing' operative within artistic practice, and to develop systems of notation for reflecting on this often hidden or undisclosed aspect of the creative process. We ask: What systems of notation can we develop for articulating the barely perceptible micro-movements and transitions at the cusp of awareness within the process of artistic "sense-making"? How might we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within practice, without fixing that which is contingent as a literal sign?
Drawing on findings from the first year of the research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (including field-work undertaken during a month-long research residency within ImPulsTanz [Vienna, 2014] and a one-week residency-workshop working with researchers at a.pass [Centre of Advanced Performance & Scenography Studies, Brussels, 2015]), we consider notation (and its related technologies) through a diagramming of the multiple, at times competing, forces and energies operative as drawing, writing and choreography enter into dialogue through shared live artistic exploration. Conceived as two interweaving artists' pages we explore these concerns through two interrelated concepts: the notion and notation of (I) figuring and (II) the (choreo-graphic) figure.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: In special issue: On An/Notations.
Publication Title: Performance Research: a Journal of the Performing Arts
Creators: Cocker, E., Gansterer, N. and Greil, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 26 November 2015
Volume: 20
Number: 6
ISSN: 1352-8165
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 22 Mar 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 10:50

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