The annual Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) conference was held online & Co-Hosted by Liverpool Hope University between 6-10 Sept 2021. Having been invited by the Working Group on ‘Bodies in Motion: Margins, Intersections, and Vulnerability’to the panel (Unwanted) Motions, and stillness against permeable entities I presented my paper “Movement as a form of knowledge – unlearning the prevalent by realising patterns of interference”. The conference provided an exciting and really rich experience and learning source.
The final project running under the working title reverberating interferences – explorations into thingness has been realised in a Covid version as a film project with shooting dates between the 23rd to 25th October 2020 Wayne McGregor studios. The material is currently to be edited.
Some material has been published throughout the process on instagram.
In November 2019 I presented at the After Agency Conference at the HAT Research Center in Poznan with an attempt to line out a re-definition of ‘agency’.
In December 2019 I tried to make sense of these ideas for the future progress of my project at your yearly CREAM Winter Symposium. This marks the frame for a decisive chapter and the next presentation in context of the project.
A slimmed down version was presented together with two dancers (Giulia Iurza and Gloria Trolla/Paola Drera) attempted to realize aspects of the original performance in different conference situations. Aiming to interlace different sources of knowledge came together in a grid visualising the positionality in space, while the amplified electromagnetic waves were disrupted by the movement of dancers as well as the audience. Intra-actively enhancing existing interference patterns aspired to undo an understanding of agency as a capacity assigned only to certain humans.
In context of the CREAM summer symposium together with David Leahry I organized a performative panel session. Collaborating on supporting each others workshop we shared the time slot to present two very different interactive interventions. To see a short clip of my section please follow this link: “Voice as embodied expression, voice as interference in movement“.
The performance ‘signalling at the molecular level‘ has been presented at the HYPHEN exposition at AMbika P3 in March 2019. The collaborative performance piece featured the amplified INTUERI (2017-18) e-textiles by the interface designer Gabriela Guasti Rocha.
Collaborating Dancers are Giulia Iurza, Livia Massarelli, Francis Maskens, Gloria Trolla, Tom Wohlfahrt, as well as the Esprit Concrete Art du Deplacement and Parkour practitioners Georgia Munroe and Louiseanne Wong.
In progress presentation of at the molecular level / in progress at the Deep End; University of Westminster; Performers: Rafik Hamdani, Param Mirpuri, Maieuran Sathananthan and Monika Jaeckel. A short excerpt is on the facebook project page Moved by being moved / to moving.
Presented “Re-minding the mind of the body / re-imagining molecular impact on thoughts” at the CREAM Winter symposium 2018. (link)
Starting to present at the symposia of University of Westminster’s CREAM department to develop and shape ideas for my PhD project moved by being moved / to moving. Stills from a recording of this presentation “agency as being/doing intra-activity – de-centering conjectures of self” provide some of the background of this site.