Body Weathering - poetic nebular intentions (2019)

Anna Maria Orru

About this exposition

Weather is not an object experienced from a distance, but rather a medium in which every living being is immersed. This weather reporting views clouds as 'containers of possibility,' as an infrastructure for thinking about the body as a vibrant, experiential and living matter to reinforce a direct relation to nature - merging land and sky. Because environmental commitments are complex, I enter the challenge through exploring embodied modes of inquiry into urban-making using a corporeal relation to clouds and atmosphere, exploring their common materiality through a day's workshop culminating into a performance (modes expressed as intermissions). The artistic research is grounded in a Butoh choreography practice called Body Weather, performing fabulations with clouds supported by theoretical roots in corporeal studies, vibrant materialities, environmental imagining, atmospheres and assembled relations. I engage with the question of how to curate a corporeal poetics in urban-making with clouds in mind, and what if bodily movements created atmospheres to ecologically live by? My intent is to cultivate an artistic embodied approach to urban-making, thinking through clouds and embracing the body as a refined medium for generating a poethic -poetic, political and ethical - entangle with space.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsclouds, urbanism, weather, Butoh, choreography, poethics, embodied methodology, environmental artistic research
last modified14/06/2019
share statusprivate
affiliationChalmers University
licenseAll rights reserved
published inRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue10. Catalyses
external linkwww.annamariaorru.com

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453331 Body weathering in a lavender cloud Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
453340 Intermission 1 anna maria orru All rights reserved
454452 intermission 1 Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
454459 intermission 3 Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
454516 intermission 2 Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
454523 intermission 4a Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
454544 intermission 4b Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved
454547 performance Anna Maria Orru All rights reserved

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