Conversation-as-material is a language-based artistic research practice developed over the last decade within a series of collaborations including (1) Re– (Emma Cocker with Rachel Lois Clapham, 2009-2012), (2) The Italic I (with Clare Thornton, 2012-2018) and (3) Choreographic Figures: Deviations from the Line (with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil, 2014-2017). 

This research catalogue exposition attempts to show aspects of the quadripartite process (conversation, transcription, distillation and presentation) of conversation-as-material for each of the named collaborations listed above, revealing how conversation transcript material becomes gradually distilled towards poetic text, alongside considering how the format of textual presentation (the matter of how the text operates visually, graphically, temporally, relationally, performatively) may be understood as integral to how each text is read.

This exposition is PART 2 of an article published in the Special Issue 'Practices of Phenomenological and Artistic Research', Phenomenology & Practice, [Vol. 17, No.1, Summer 2022]. PART 1 is accessed here.









(1) Re– 

(with Rachel Lois Clapham, 20092012)

(2) The Italic I 

(with Clare Thornton, 20122018)

(3) Choreographic Figures

(with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil, 20142019) 




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