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LAYER BY LAYER | Residency Una Wiplinger

1 – 8 June 2019

Una Minou Wiplinger

BA in Eurhythmics/Music and Movement Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (mdw). A piano and voice pedagogue, she is also active as artist and educator in the fields of dance and theatre for children and adults. She is working as a freelance dancer, musician and eurhythmics practitioner and is a member of the Austrian dance and performance company schallundrauch agency

See the world as a mystery.

An onion with many layers.

Look beneath the surface.

Peel things to it ́s core.

Follow the threads of life.

LAYER BY LAYER is an interdisciplinary performance project. Dance, textile art and live music will fuse together. Therefore, I am collaborating with Claire Chatel, a French-Austrian textile artist and designer, as well as with two Austrian musicians.

Theme: “MULTIPLE LAYERS “

Universe- Worlds- Body- Society- Movement- Living beings- Thoughts- Materials- Emotions- Stories- Relations- Life- Textiles- Systems- Perception- Dreams- Sounds- People… are complex.

They consist of many elements, of different layers. Their structure is being shaped by time, by life. Each experience leaves marks, shaping and changing the story. Sounds, textiles and movements can be broken down into their finest fragments. They can condense and dissolve themselves. They influence and communicate, connect, separate or envelop each other. The performer plunges into different layers, atmospheres of different surroundings, and into her own inner universe.

Fields of Research & Questions:

Textiles, sounds and the anatomy of the body consist of layers, waves, and structures. We see and hear, but usually we only perceive “the whole” or rather the uppermost layers.

To what extent can a human being perceive deeper layers and differentiate between them? In more concrete terms: To what extent can we feel the structure of a fabric on our skin, feel our fascias, make out the different voices of a sound carpet or perceive the feeling that lies hidden beneath another?

FALLING IN: body, space, fragmentation | Residency Marta Worner

Marta Worner’s research exposition (13-26 May 2019)

Showing the outcome of the residency on 26 May

1st Show : 14:30 – 15:30

2nd Show : 16:30 – 17:30

Open attending sessions between 20 – 22 May

( see section “participation” for more info)

While space becomes fragmented, Marta researches around the ability of the body to become, through the simple act of falling into the unknown.

About the research

After two years of practice-led research framed within the Choreography Master program of Codarts and Fontys Universities, Marta finds herself in the final phase of her inquiry in which she will bring together her two lines of inquiry, the destructuration of the space through scenographic tools and its relation with the kinetics of the body. Below the inspirational umbrella of the idea of performing the Deleuzian concept of “becoming”, Marta addresses the dichotomy structure-destructure and its application and affections to the body.

Inspired by the Deleuzian concept of “becoming” (coming from the Latin verb “devenire” which means “coming down, falling in, arriving to”) Marta Wörner proposes the inquire of the act of “fall in” as a tool for de-patterning, a physical door to the unknown. The research will be presented one the one hand by an exposition of her documentation and on the other hand by an interdisciplinary movement work. The resulting interdisciplinary piece is a playful physical and spatial dialogue between controlling and “falling in”, or between balance and uncertainty that happens in a fragmented and multidimensional space. Starting from the destructuration of the space through the scenographic practice Marta uses an interactive steel construction with video projections together with sound and light design tools to build a fragmented universe that challenges the body to find its place inside that fluent setting through a process of becoming or falling in. The research has been led by an always changing, falling research question: How the fragmentation and destructuration of the space relate to the kinetic action of falling knowledge of my findings?

During the residency at CLOUD/DANSLAB

In this artistic residency at Cloud/Danslab, Marta Wörner will be experimenting on how to present her research documentation through the exposition model. Rather than create an academic paper to share her research, Marta has the aim to facilitate an experience that allows the audience to enter into the research universe she has been diving in during these years and to generate new knowledge together with the viewer’s experience and presence. For that, Marta will design an interactive space that, in coherence with her performative work, allows a nomadic experience in which the audience can access her documentation freely but guided and informed. During the residency, Marta will invite artists from different fields to allow their experiences and comments to influence her design.

Participation

If you are interested in participating, experiencing or questioning Marta’s research during the residency period, please, write an email to mwornersarabia@gmail.com with a short text explaining why would you like to attend to one of the research sessions and your availability between the 20th and 22nd of May. Moreover, there will be a showing of the outcome of the residency period during the 26th of May. If you would like to attend, please, send an email to mwornersarabia@gamail.com .The participation in both activities is free of charge, as it is thought of as an exchange. However, the inscription is necessary and the commitment to the appointment is appreciated.

About Marta Wörner

Marta Wörner is a motivated and enthusiastic interdisciplinary artist trained in modern dance in different countries and a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication. Throughout her career, she combines contemporary dance and audiovisual work such as projections and soundscapes for her performances. As a choreographer, she is seeking for expressive and artistic languages that can evolve from the interaction and mixture of different art fields and formats. She aims to create vocabularies that entail a transdisciplinary language.

CREATIVE HUBS 9 APRIL

SOUL#3 CO-CREATION,  the new work

The creative hubs exchange is an opportunity to witness a process and to share ideas and eventually take part in the future of an art work: here a dance performance

With this new part of the SOUL serie Jerome and Isabelle question the concept of co-creation in the context of dance theater performance and see the role that play such approach in the making of and in the result of the performance self.

With the SOUL project they are engaging reflection about audience’s freedom and free will, about identity and the act of engaging or not engaging in the course of an action.

With Meyer and Chaffaud’s statement – the audience, the performers and the makers as active co-creator force, how far can we go together to create an intellectually engaged work as well as an immersive unique experience?

When: 9 April
Where: CLOUD/danslab

We start at 19:00
A free soup will be served from 18:30

Expect ending at 20:30
Reservation wished at : creative.hubs.exchange@gmail.com
More info about the dance company here

Facebook event is here

HARUSPEX | Residency Sannety

Over the last years I have created a
performance instrument in Max/ MSP to
improvise with rhythmic patterns. Time can
shrink and expand, patterns can morph, and
the temporal gestures can reappear in other
musical parameters that you can play with,
through applying algorithms and lists.


The idea to create this particular software instrument came from my appreciation for, and study of Carnatic music, explorations of Gamelan music and other, often non-Western, musics that live in a place where rhythm is approached with more sense of adventure than a 4/4 bar has to offer, as well as being inspired by the great beatmakers of our time. Using mostly percussive sounds, I explore each track within its own space / material / constraints, and can venture into abstract tapestries of percussion or mangled beats. My interests: testing the limits of memory and pattern recognition, defamiliarizing the familiar and vice versa, wavering between the natural and the artificial, intuition and logic, digital and
analogue, de-/re- programming of systems.
Besides solo performances, I play in a duo with bassplayer Trevor Dunn ‘Spermchurch’, and in another duo with Gerri Jaeger Grafwerk. I’m currently also working on my first performance with dance, with choreographer Louis Clément da Costa. This piece will premiere at the STRP
Festival in Eindhoven april 2019.

Presentation of the residency two weeks

Saturday 16 February at 19:00 at CLOUD/Danslab

www.sannety.com

FALLING IN | Marta Wörner

pre- Residency Workshop: 

26 & 28 Feb 16:30 – 19:30 / 2 & 9 March 10:30 – 13:30/ 3&10 March 13:00 – 16:00

Fee​: 15 euros* for the whole workshop.
*The symbolic fee of the workshop is meant to cover the cost of the space. However, if any participant has a firm wish to attend but an honest economical impediment, the participant can communicate the situation to the organization and not be charged

In this workshop, we will explore the physical, psychical and sensorial implications of the action of “falling in”.
Inspired by the Deleuzian concept of “becoming” (coming from the Latin verb “devenire” which means “coming down, falling in, arriving to”) Marta Wörner proposes the inquire of the fall as a physical door to the unknown. Understanding “falling in” as an uncontrolled abandoning the body to the force of gravity and embracing its implication on the mental state of the performer, we will focus in the re-organization of the body in between moments of physical balance.
It is a play between controlling and “falling in” in which the participants will inquire the potential of their articulated movement, the openness of the body worked through the relaxation and conscious use of the core, and the awareness of the space.

The kinetics of the human body and its ability to reorganize itself to become another thrives me. As a maker, Marta is interested in exploring its interaction with other structures that do not change or move that way, as the established structures in the city or fundamental building blocks of our thoughts and beliefs.

The workshop also has the aim to invite a selection of participants to the following artistic residency of Marta Wörner at CLOUD DansLab, in which she will continue developing her artistic research.

Defining the body as a natural structure, she always wanted to learn from it. With the firm thought that the body has an inherent valuable knowledge that I can not name yet, but intuit it, I always moved.
Her other fascination is the deconstruction of the space through the scenographic tools and the dramaturgical possibilities of it.
The goal with this research is to build a space between the theatre and the street through the deconstruction of space and scenographic dramaturgy as tools, which allowed me to explore the dichotomy solid-fluent/structure-destructure and its application and affections to the body, all below the inspirational umbrella of the idea of performing the concept of “becoming” and reflecting on it.

RESEARCH QUESTION FOR THE ARTISTIC RESIDENCY AT DANSLAB.

The artistic residency at CLOUD DansLab will start with the workshop FALLING between 26 Feb- 10 March , the reserach stage of the residency will be carried out between the 13th and 26th of May.
In this two weeks residency at CLOUD DansLab, Marta wants to explore the implications of transferring my findings on the embodiment of the Deleuzian concept of becoming as a tool for material creation to other dancers/performers..

AS NOCTURNAL – SCREENING

Sunday 27th @ 8:00 pm we will host our fourth screening.

Dancer In The Dark by Lars von Triers.

And a 1981 visual ethnographic documentary of a supposedly Nepalese tribe narrated by a distanced American presenter male voice.

To join please sign up.

As Nocturnals is a recurring event where ArtScience students screen films/docus/movies relevant to our thesis/graduating research.

All people welcome.

AS DIURNAL – aisha pagnes

What insights can we gather regarding the habit of vision through blind exercises?

Sunday 27th @ 5:00 pm will be dedicated to our feet’s sense of touch. Various materials and textures will delineate a path in the studio to walk on. We will have a short warm up, blind practice followed up by time for reflection. 

email Aisha to join!

“I’m testing this method out as a way to find the most suited structure, so it is kept open specifically for this reason. If this seems like something that could interest you please do join! Your support would help me structure the coming sessions better. “

Some tests:

alone:
2 weeks blind
floating tank
scuba diving at night
running blind

with people:
ways of not seeing: extensions, googles white, black, lenses, blur  resting in darkness: breathing and listening
running blind
blind walks
rear-view eyes – no eye contact possible, only mirror view
feet for eyes – barefoot walking
experimental blind dinner 24 h
blind writing
on trust – socialising blind in a room full of people

~ attention to: B4 M2 ArtScience
In light of our graduation we are setting up the AS DIURNALS/NOCTURNALS: a temporary platform for the mutual support of our development. We will use the Modular Mondays as well as other suited locations (CLOUD, beach, walks, etc.) to gather the feedback needed. Think of it as group studio practice. Given the participatory nature of most of our works, it is important that we can rely on each other for testing our ideas.

RESIDENCY LO BIL

18 – 24 March 2019

workshop & presentation | 23 March 19:00 -21:00

lo bil is a York University Interdisciplinary Masters student creating body-based performance art using cross-disciplinary methodologies to correlate research into process, pleasure, vulnerability, an aesthetics of feeling, and the impacts of a social location on identity. Through non-repeated performance gestures, lo generates intuitive research into academic concepts by using physical improvisation, spontaneous utterance, impulse- based scores, object manipulation, and inter relational proposals with audience. Her work has been called “raw”, “amusing”, “transparent”, and often involves creating a feedback loop with the audience.

I am developing a performance-research practice of “dropping” questions into the body, aiming for “non-repeatability” and moving on intuition as a method for understanding philosophical texts.

Encouraging myself to move into states of intoxication through movement provides an entry-point into my unconscious image life, connecting abstract physical impulses to sublimated content by letting speech effect movements and movements affect speech. Making this physical practice into a performative one, layers on an interrelational complication, to notice how the body responds to itself while being seen by others – in this state of hyper-awareness and “felt knowing” – thoughts surface differently.

I become aware of “habits” or psycho-physical patterns of movement and related thought sequences from memory. I try to identify, deconstruct and reorder these habitual patterns into non-repeatable forms, disrupting psychic material that surfaces. I want to interrogate habits that are blocking my ability to create new ways of thinking. I will prepare with texts by Butler, Nancy, Deleuze and Guttari, Ranciere and Agamben.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am a Performance Artist. I write with images – sourcing my work from my own identity transparently and investigating my philosophical problems with improvisatory actions and object relationships. I offer audience situations and provocations to dream around. I offer a context for people to think of their own questions and notice their own desires.

I practice for months, but in the moment before the performance, I let go of what I want to happen or expect to do. I ask, “How can I be in front of this audience in an attentive and receptive way and what is moving to me about the topic at hand right now?” I do this action. This first mark on the canvas is an offer that I follow through to the end of the composition. I use body memory as a generative source of possible exchange and inquiry. In this way, I am researching my knowledge and lack of knowledge; I am accepting the reality of my body, the reality of my economic state, the reality of my class, my gender and all unknown aspects of my history.

This performance style is a DIY strategy where in body and thought I am ready to perform at any moment in alignment with my own integrity and the nature and energy of the people present. The “currency” of this methodology is the responsiveness to context – information can be immediately incorporated into the texture, movement, and conversation with the audience – thus the work allows us to unpack questions in a collective way.

I am also researching what it is that elevates my consciousness in the moment of performance – that energetic flow that allows meaning to emerge that I could not have realized if I had not made the performance. This question has come from my constant radical doubt around: why perform at all? I keep performing because actually it is in the moment of performance that I don’t know where I’m going, that I can look back at and say: I know where I am going now, thanks to this performance. As crazy or wild as the performative state can be, it leads me into knowledge.

I would love to have conversations with local artists to help generate more context for the performance proposals and for my thesis writing.
If you are interested please contact me : lbil@rogers.com

The workshop presentation of 23 March

“I propose an open studio performance and workshop.  I will show you what I have been working on in the intersection between movement and philosophy and then I will make some proposals for audience to engage in. No pressure to participate but I hope you will be curious enough to join us for this mini workshop that aims to generate pleasure, connection and interesting things to think about. “

Blog : http://lo-bil.tumblr.com/ 

RESIDENCY ELIEN, DASHA & JUDITH

25 Feb – 10 March 2019

1st workshop / sharing 1 March 19:30

2nd presentation & workshop 8 March 19:30

About the residents

Elien Hanselaer (Belgium) works as an actor and theatre-maker in Belgium and United Kingdom. She has worked with international companies such as Dash Theatre and Odin Teatret. Elien focusses in her work on the feminine aspect of theatre, seeking spirituality and community in her work. The actors create from communal work in an empathic methodology setting, which is radically changing. Elien started an artistic, practise-based research on actor-actor connection in September 2018.

Dasha : My research is focused on communication through touch. I am gathering tools that enrich human tactile sensuality, drawing from all possible sources ranging from academic research to Argentinian Tango dancing. The more fine-tuned our senses are, the richer our tactile communication can be, and the more pleasure and knowledge we can derive from this experience. Skin is out biggest organ. Touch is the first language all of us have used to communicate before we learned to talk. Whether we are aware of it or not, much of our information exchange still flows through our skin. I think it is a language worth mastering.

Judith is an interdisciplinary artist and movement researcher. The body, in its whole existence, is her biggest fascination. Her research focuses on our movement patterns / habits and how we can learn to recognize them and therefore have the possibility to bend /change them . As an artist she has been busy with this with her theater collective of mutli disciplinary artists and friends LUDIC COLLECTIV. As a scholar she is in her 2nd year of Feldenkrais teacher training, where she is learning  about Awareness Through Movement & Functional Integration.

In the last twenty years, the performing arts have spend a great deal of time researching ‘how the artist can get into total interconnectedness (comparable to the psychological concept ‘flow’), seen as the ideal state for an actor or musician to perform. The core concept leading to total interconnectedness is, according to theatre theoreticians, the interconnectedness between the actor and co-actor. In contemporary a acting (training), which has become more and more based on the individual, actors today struggle to connect to the co-actor or practise on-stage empathic listening. In a culture whose already classical dilemma is het hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, Western theatre today is shaped by theoretical paradigms such as semiotics, deconstruction, psychology, and post-structuralism instead of the empathy, connection and coming together it so desperately needs.
The experiment we are proposing is to look at how performers connect and how they can connect better. We will be researching this through a mixture of theatre, Argentinian Tango and Feldenkrais technique. The experiment functions as an inspiration for the development of dialogical and trans-individual theatre and approach of theatre making that reflects the many dimensions of our humanity, society and potential back to us.



Creative HUBS EXCHANGE

SOUL#3 CO-CREATION,  the new work

The creative hubs exchange is an opportunity to witness a process and to share ideas about the future of an art work: a dance performance

With this new part of the SOUL serie Jerome and Isabelle question the concept of co-creation in the context of dance theater performance and see the role that play such approach in the making of and in the result of the performance self.

With the SOUL project they are engaging reflection about audience’s freedom and free will, about identity and the act of engaging or not engaging in the course of an action.

With Meyer and Chaffaud’s statement – the audience, the performers and the makers as active co-creator force, how far can we go together to create an intellectually engaged work as well as an immersive unique experience?

When: 23 January
Where: CLOUD/danslab

We start at 19:00
A free soup will be served from 18:30

Expect ending at 20:30
Reserve here: creative.hubs.exchange@gmail.com
More info about the dance company here

Facebook event is here

AS nocturnals – drawing restraint

Saturday 12 January 17:00 – Screening Drawing Restraint 9 (Matthew Barney – Björk)

Image result for drawing restraint 9


For our third event we will screen a pick by Sophia Bulgakova.
Some crunchy food and pillows will set the stage for an informal discussion around the film and Sophia’s thesis (on limitations as a catalyst for creativity).

To join please sign up with: ryannon.aisha@gmail.com
Doors close at 17.00 pm sharp 

As Nocturnals is a recurring event where we ArtScience graduates come together to develop art pieces and exercises through mutual support.
Films/docus etc. relevant to our thesis/graduating research will be projected at Cloud on a regular basis.

No preparation or introduction needed.
Donations welcome.

Do-in yoga 7.12.18 cancelled

Dear Cloudies and beyond, unfortunately the Do-In class by Laura DeGaspari won’t happen tomorrow (Saturday 7.12.18)

Classes will resume with Oriental Dance Techniques with Aisha at 11.15 am. Hope to see you there!