signalling – at the molecular level

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Original performance 22 March 2019 at Ambika P3, London.
Documentation video, 20:23 min.

The collaborative Performance piece signalling – at the molecular level features the amplified e-textiles INTUERI (2018) by the interface designer Gabriela Guasti Rocha.

Collaborating Dancers are Giulia Iurza, Livia Massarelli, Francis Maskens, Gloria Trolla, Tom Wohlfahrt, as well as Art du Deplacement (ADD) and Parkour practitioners Georgia Munroe and Louiseanne Wong.

As with any other space, when entered, Ambika P3 becomes tangible in its relation and affectivity to both time and mattering. Engaging with the visible and audible specifics of the site, movement practitioners of “signalling – at the molecular level” will bring word and movement, intellect and sense into a direct relation. Dancers engage with the room, each from their perspective. Wearing e-textiles by the fashion designer Gabriela Guasti Rocha the performers’ movements will create an additional acoustic layer from what is normally an imperceptible range of sounds. Fitted with wireless transmitters these costumes pick up buzzing sounds that are elicited by the interference of motion. The combination of these noises sparked by movement together with the speech of a performative writing aims to underscore that thought and action emerge in their interference with the layers and diffractions of their surroundings. By combining text, sound and motion in a layered and diffractive way, this live collaboration approaches movement as directly involved in the emergence of thought. Movement understood as a multi-layered processual interweaving allows the unanticipated appearance of various forms of knowing, to demonstrate the inter-relatedness of terms commonly understood as antagonistic and separate—theory and practice, body and mind, self and other – towards an interpretation of complementarity.

text and artistic direction: monika jaeckel