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Dorsal Practices - Murky Back Thinking
Emma Cocker, Katrina Brown
Dorsal Practices — Murky Back Thinking is a collaboration between choreographer Katrina Brown and writer-artist Emma Cocker, for exploring the notion of dorsality in relation to how we as moving bodies orientate to self, others, world. How does cultivation of a back-oriented awareness and attitude shape and inform our experience of being-in-the-world? The dorsal orientation foregrounds active letting go, releasing, even de-privileging, of predominant social habits of uprightness and frontality — the head-oriented, sight-oriented, forward-facing, future-leaning tendencies of a culture intent on grasping a sense of the world through naming and control. Rather than a mode of withdrawal, of turning one’s back, how might a backwards-leaning orientation support an open and receptive ethics of relation? How are experiences of listening, voicing, thinking, shaped differently through this tilt of awareness and attention towards the back?
Pure Print Archeology
Atelier Nomade is a research seminar around the practical use of lithography outside of the printmaking workshop.
Shell-Ter is a microarchitecture project inspired by the shape of seashells. The idea stems from the current housing crisis in Europe. What if we all became homeless? Dystopian thinking here is a space of refuge for human psychology, finding in dystopia a libertarian alternative by thinking in terms of nomadism.
Reconfiguring the Landscape
Reconfiguring the Landscape was a Norwegian artistic research project hosted at the Norwegian Academy for Music and funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). The project investigated how 3-D electroacoustic composition and sound-art can evoke and provoke a new awareness of our outdoor environment. The work addressed both urban and natural settings. The project was led by Natasha Barrett and included an international lineup of composers, technologists and scientists who contributed in different ways. The project startup was in November 2019, just a few months before COVID impacted all activities. From 2020-2021 the project members worked independently. In 2022 group activities resumed. Research work formally ended in the beginning of 2023, and public dissemination and documentation concluded in November 2023.
Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM
Reconfiguring the Landscape at IRCAM was the third physical meeting of the three Reconfiguring the Landscape composers Natasha Barrett, Nadine Schütz and Andrew Knight-Hill. The group met at IRCAM in Paris from November 18 to 28 to embark on an intensive period of industrial site audio investigation, workshops, artistic creation, public panel discussions and listening sessions. The work period and public exhibitions were supported by and carried out in collaboration with IRCAM.
Reconfiguring the Landscape in Greenwich
In 2022, the SOUND/IMAGE Research Group at the University of Greenwich hosted one of the Reconfiguring the Landscape international workshops. Unlike previous workshops, we decided to split the work over two periods. The first period was from the 17th to the 24th of July, and the second was from the 25th to the 27th of October. During the first period, members of the artistic team were joined by members of the SOUND/IMAGE Research Group to investigate several historic sites in Greenwich. In the second period, the artistic team performed an outdoor concert in Greenwich Market. The work was carried out in collaboration with researchers Brona Martin, Emma Margetson, and Angela McArthur.