[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 83, Issue 11 (Jennifer McColl)

fer mccoll fenygirl at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 02:34:35 EST 2011

Hello everybody and thanks Johannes for the invitation to join the list.

I’m sorry took me a little while to put my hands into it as I’m recently
moving to a different country, but have been reading your thoughts with
great enthusiasm!!!

As Johannes briefly mentioned before, my actual research focuses on
the analysis
of work-science studies and the systematisation of productive processes, the
integration of new technical developments and the measurements of body’s
rhythms and capacities. Thus, integrates a wide range of perspectives: from
early photographic experiments, film studies, entertainment culture,
vaudeville, mass ornament, body-culture (Weimar), digital media, networks,
digital performance… and so on.

One of the key questions throughout my research is precisely a double-sided
adaptation between movement style and technical development, in order to
open up a critical analysis on the utilisation of technology within
performing arts. Funnily enough, I started each part of my investigation
with a “sort of” introduction on the socio-cultural idea of rhythm and
speed, something that could serve as a context from where to approach the
idea of “acceleration” and from there question/analyse the idea of
“deceleration” and the role of performing arts within this context… here
some bits I would like to share:

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