SAR RC Prize 2019 Winner

The SAR RC Prize for Best Exposition 2019 goes to: Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters (2019) Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil-Moebius, Simona Koch

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/462390/462391

The exposition Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters (2019) stages an encounter between choreography, drawing, sound and writing in order to explore those knowledge forms through collaborative exchange. The exposition stages the different modes of practice as an actual dialogue and collision, and derives from the findings of the research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (2014-2017) by Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil. The researchers seek to extend their investigation in questioning how a digital archive can be created that is capable of reflecting the durational and relational aspects of the research process. The outcome is a non-linear rhizomatic (using the artists’ term) encounter with artistic research, where the findings are activated as a choreo-graphic event. The artist and designer Simona Koch supported the transformation from an embodied, experiential enquiry into different publication formats, including a text-based book, alongside the online digital format of the RC exposition. The RC complements the shortcomings of printed material and utilizes the performative qualities of sound, image and film that cannot be expressed in the printed material. In this way in the project, the digital and printed material complement each other.

The exposition can be encountered experientially through a section called ‘Playing the Score’, whilst the ‘Find Out More’ section contains contextual framing alongside conceptual-theoretical reflections on the ecology of practices and figures. The authors make an interesting use of the RC platform, communicating their research through rich and articulate interactions between text and multimedia materials. Once the user selects ‘Play the Score’, the exposition becomes an inhabited drawing where performance, documentation, notation and user agency are blurred, and their interconnections are explored in rich ways. The complexity of the exposition is built through written and spoken word, video and sound recordings, photos and graphic elements that enable and encourage the user to literally re-enact the research process. Documentation of the performative elements of the research interplay with artistic writings, presented as animated text elements and reflections of notational forms that are embedded in the current discourse on [e.g.] aesthetics and human nature. The delightful and enjoyable layout and design of the exposition helps the reader understand the content. The exposition was published in Journal for Artistic Research – JAR 18.

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Date: 28.2.2020/Venue: GWS (Gesellschaft für Weiterbildung und Supervision) Forum in Oberursel bei Frankfurt/Time: 12:00-12:45
Title: Klima - eine choreo-ethische Perspektive – Polylogische Organismen, Performative Lesung

Unter dem Motto: COMMON SENSE!
wird der Frage nachgegangen, wie Dialogräume gestaltet werden können, damit Gemein­Sinn und gemein­sames Handeln zum Aufbruch möglich wird.

12.00 – 12.45 Uhr 
Klima – eine choreo-ethische Perspektive – Polylogische Organismen, Performative Lesung von Dr. Mariella Greil, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Wie sieht das Klima der Zukunft aus, in dem die Menschheit – umgeben von Lärm und konfrontiert mit Fragilitäten – zusammenkommen wird? Die von mir vorgeschlagene Choreo­ethik, eine durch das Soziale und Choreographische geprägte und ausgehandelte Ethik, führt zur vertieften Betrachtung von Begegnungen. Die Beschäftigung mit der Philosophie der Biosphäre, der Tiefenökologie und der Inszenierung hybrider Erzählungen lässt einen Polylog zwischen einer Reihe von Akteuren zu: Menschen, Dinge, Pflanzen, Planeten oder mit anderen Worten Organismen und ihren Sphären, die verschiedene „Lebendigkeiten“ entstehen lassen.

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Date: 27.03.2020/venue: University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, Møllendalsveien 61, Studio A /time: 11:15-11:45
Title: Polylogic organisms – microperformative assemblages of choreo-ethics

11th SAR (Society for Artistic Research) International Conference on Artistic Research 2020, takes place at the University of Bergen, Norway 25 – 27 March 2020.

How to attend to micro-performative, hybrid entanglements and the nanopolitical dimensions nested into choreo-ethical ecologies? Which criteria proof relevant for (body/ space) ethics – what are the wider implications of choreo-ethics and how to practice the “ethical subject” (Braidotti, 2006)?

What actions and perceptions suggest modulations of the environment and enact sensorimotor patterns constituting post-digital worlds, sustainable futures and their related performativities?

My performance lecture with original dubplate, turntables and absent body of my interlocutor explores, what forms of encounters arise from post-anthropocentric artistic methods. The Great Conversation is staged between pre-recorded vinyl and live performance, meshing up process documentations and live re-reading. Hand gestures interwoven with text collages make an interrogative gesture towards impossible “ethical expertise” (Varela, 1992).

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Date: 19.4-5.5.2020/Venue: Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme (F)
Title: Research Intensive I: Choreo-ethical Assemblages

In the Spring, I spend two weeks at PAF – Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme in France during which research materials generated during the first phase will be put under pressure and the planning for further developments of the research will be devised. These retreat like phases are critical for reflection upon “what happened” in the polylogic labs so far, as well as for developing contents relevant for the evolving publications (performance lectures, workshops, booklets). For project details see: https://choreoethicalassemblages.home.blog/


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