Lines of Flight and expanded choreography is a research practice frame in the context of the practice-led research "Between control and uncertainty".
The research practice was carried out between October and November of 2018 with the production support of the company of performing arts and new media PIPS:Lab.
This project led to three different outcomes: findings based on the inquiry of the movement of the audience in the specific setting, reflections on the underlying philosophical meaning of my practice and a performative experience that allowed the two previous outcomes.
The practice questions the conventions of the relationship between audience and performative spaces, addressing and broadening the concept of stage within the contemporary performing art practices.
Moreover, the project comes from the overarching curiosity about the de-structuration of the space in relation to the body and the affections between those two elements, space and body.
From the de-structuration of the space through the scenographic practice, I use a mobile steel installation which projects visuals on its surface and a soundscape to build a fictional de-structured universe. A universe that challenges the body to find its place inside a fluent setting through a process of becoming or falling in.
In this sense, the practice is a study about the movement of the audience inside of a fluent setting that moves with them. It is a dance between a mobile installation and the nomadic movement of the bodies of the audience.
The question behind the practice can be articulated as to how de-pattern or to bring uncertainty to the performative space through the use of scenographic and choreographic tools like media, sound, and the choreography of a steel structure.
In the practice, the audience is challenged to relate differently to performative spaces, performing a choreography that exists as two levels: the movement of the audience and the choreography of the object that relates to them.
In this sense, the audience, that is “on stage” at the same performative level as the performers and the installation is free to move along the performative space but is directed through scenographic and compositional tools.
The audience is immersed in an experience that challenges themselves to allow new codes relating to audience participation, as no action from them is requested but they are necessarily part of the composition of the piece. They are stimulated to move but no fix direction is trace as a true path, the audience is invited here to find their own dialogue between control and uncertainty, as well as to relate their own movement decisions to the concept of freedom.