[-empyre-] "(E)MOTION FREQUENCY deceleration" / third week, introducing our guests

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Mon Oct 17 23:54:41 EST 2011

dear all
thanks much to these last responses from Gordana, Claudia and Jack, and I'd suggest there is not reason to 
remain too mapped into a structure of progression,  your answers or contributions to this discussion are always welcome and
they can come slow.  We are at half way point of October, and I thank everyone so far, and now wish to introduce
some new discussants to the ensemble.

please welcome (Week 3 / Oct 17 - 23):::

^ Dee Reynolds

(Dee is a Professor of French at the University of Manchester. From 2008-2011 she was director of ‘Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy’, a research project funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), using qualitative research and neuroscience to investigate audience’s experiences of watching dance. Her work has appeared in many edited collections and journals, including Body and Society, Body, Space and Technology Journal, Dance Research, and Dance Research Journal. Her most recent book is Rhythmic Subjects: Uses of Energy in the Dances of Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham (Dance Books, 2007), and she is co-editor with Matthew Reason of Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices (Intellect, forthcoming), and with Corinne Jola and Frank Pollick of Dance Research Electronic, 'Dance and Neuroscience - New Partnerships' (Special Issue of Dance Research 29.2, Winter 2011, forthcoming).)

^ Jaime del Val

(Jaime del Val (Madrid 1974) is a meta-media artist, composer and pianist, performer, producer, philosopher, environmental and post-queer activist, director of REVERSO (www.reverso.org). His projects and performances, which develop in the convergence of interactive dance, electro-acoustics, video, virtual architecture, performance, urban intervetions and the internet have been presented in universities, museums, theatres, festivals and open spaces of Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as the internet. His writings on critical theories of the body, art and technology, have been published in numerous print and online journals. . In 2000 s/he edited REVERSO, the first academic journal of Queer Theory and lgttbi studies in Spanish. He is promotor of metahumanism (together with Stefan Sorgner), microsex and postqueer theories; and s/he currently investigates on technologies for the production of illegible affects.)

^ Mine Kaylan

(Mine Kaylan was born in Istanbul, and has worked as a performance artist, theatre practitioner, poet, performer. She studied at Dartington and did 'contact' with Steve Paxton and 'release' with Mary Fulkerson (and 4 years intensive training in martial and acrobatic forms of Tai Chi). She’s worked mostly as a performer and maker and have been teaching for so many years that pedagogy is her dominant creative work nowadays. Her (other) personal work more and more is what she calls poetic actions and film poems (usually documentary). Recent works include: lecture/performances,  e.g. “Education and the Chair”,  which “by looking  under its own seat of learning,”…investigates  the live documents”; a series of poetic actions called   “Evidence of Life”,  and  a  performance and video work called “The Meaning  of Life: burning,  breaking, tearing”. She is director of the Leleg Institute Project (co-founded 2002 UK/Turkey): an  international project for Performance and Live Art Research and Education. and co-initiated a series of workshops on “An architecture of interaction”.)

^ Bojana Kunst 

(Bojana Kunst is a philosopher, dramaturg, and performance theoretician. She has been a researcher at the University of Ljubljana (Slovnenia), Faculty of Arts’ Scientific and Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at the University of Primorska (Slovenia) where she taught philosophy of the body and performing arts. She is a member of the editorial boards of Maska, Amfiteater, and Performance Research, and he essays have appeared in numerous journals and collections. Her books include Impossible Body (Maska, 1999), and Dangerous Connections: Body, Philosophy and Relation to the Artificial (Maska, 2004). She also works as a dramaturg and artistic collaborator and leads the international seminar for performing arts in Ljubljana. Currently she resides in Hamburg and teaches performance studies at the University of Hamburg.  Website: http://kunstbody.org)

^ Sergio Basbaum 

(Sérgio Roclaw Basbaum is a researcher, artist and teacher born in   1964, in São Paulo, where he still lives and works. He´s a musician   who studied Cinema, obtained both Master and Doctorate degrees in the  
prestigious Communication and Semiothics Studies Program at Pontifícia   Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), and later obtained a  post-doc degree in Philosophy at UNESP. For more than 15 years now his  
research efforts has been dealing with questions of perception,  cognition and art in our technological age, departing from synesthesia and its relations to artworks in digtal age, to a broader approach of aesthesis and sense and contemporary culture, exploring concepts such as "technoaesthesis" and "infocognition". He's founded and coordinates a research group on these topics at TIDD, a  post-graduate level program at PUC-SP focused on technologies of  
Inteligency and Digital Design, where he also teaches and supervises  students' research. He's published several articles in Brazil and  outside, and a book on Synesthsia and Art (2002).As an artist, he's  done works in different media, from music to cinema, video and poetry.)

^ Atau Tanaka  

(Atau Tanaka holds degrees in Physical Sciences from Harvard  University, and Computer Music Composition from Stanford University's CCRMA. He left the U.S. in 1992, first to come to IRCAM at the Pompidou Center in Paris, going on to become Artistic Ambassador for Apple France. From 1997-2001 he lived in Japan, teaching Media Art at Keio University, then founding the Media Arts department of Chukyo University. In 2001, he returned to Paris to be the first artist to become researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris. His work in interactive music performance and media art exhibitions have been shown internationally and have gained awards from Ars Electronica, Fondation Langlois, and the Fraunhofer Institute. He joined Newcastle University in October 2007 to start the postgraduate programme in Digital Media, bridging the School of Arts and Cultures. He has been the Head of Culture Lab.)

^  Nigel Stewart

(Nigel Stewart is a theatre/dance artist and scholar. He has worked extensively as a director and choreographer, most notably with Theatre Nova and Triangle in the UK and Odin Teatret, Denmark, and was a director of Theatreworks Ltd. He has danced for Grace & Danger and Figure Ground, and for the German choreographer Thomas Lehmen, including Clever (UK tour 2001, 2003) and Stationen (Berlin Tanzfest 2003). Nigel has published many articles and chapters, and co-edited Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts (Peter Lang 2005). He is a member of the Choreography and Corporealities working group of the International Federation of Theatre Research, has taught dance and theatre at Wolverhampton University and many other UK HE and FE institutions, and is presently Lecturer and an Associate Director of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts where he is responsible for postgraduate studies.)

thank you

Johannes Birringer

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