Research Bruno Listopad
Idea: Bruno Listopad Research
Team: Aleksandra Maciejewska, Amaranta Velarde González, Angelina Deck, Bruno Listopad
Guest Lecturer: M.A Kroes
Guest Artist: Eric Schrijver
Heidegger argues that we do not come to “know” the world theoretically through contemplative knowledge in the first instance. Rather, we come to know the world theoretically only after we have come to understand it through handling. Thus the new can be seen to emerge in the involvement with materials, methods, tools and ideas of practice. Practices as Research Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. Edited by Estelle Barrett and Barbara Bolt Part 1 - reconfiguration Following the past attempts at the production of an alternative ontology, with this research we are attempting to devise a training that could be disseminated to others that permits participants to achieve a “reconfiguration” of ones body and idea of “self”. That is a practice that awakens the participants towards the domain of the sensible whilst confusing the appearance of the body, via the employment of the imaginary, the virtual (real but not actual) and the prosthetic. A method in which participant can obtain knowledge autonomously, through trial and error.
This research is motivated by the wish to test and expand the limits of my choreographic practice by working on different locations informed by a visual arts sensibility. With it, I aim to examine how the work in various sites can help me to generate a relational improvisational practice that responds to the location and to spectators of the action. Therefore, I aspire to exercise the ability to extract from the specificity of a location (and its function) a virtual score for designing a performance/installation. I also aim to better understand how the action of a performing body can negate the commonplace perception of a location and undermine its functionality by the production a friction that generates the experience of the “new”. My motivation for choosing this sort of practice in the current phase of my development, it is due to the fact that after 10 years of exploration of the kinetic and the theatrical within the confines of conventional theatre spaces, I feel the necessity to reconceptualise my practice into one which privileges porosity to a context to wide to be experienced within the theatre walls, whilst questioning the limits of the discipline through the encounter with the sculptural and the architectural.
• Eric’s plan of activity
• Notes From the Guest Artist
• Photos (will be posted soon)
A performance / Installation June 20th in 'Het Wilde Weten' in Rotterdam
• video: Skin is
• video: Amaranta explains thoughts....
• video: Eric explains becoming....