Confluence & Rebellion Class 1_October 11th, 2012, Studio Current, Compost Suite
Begin with space & sensation. Move around the room with your eyes open, finding spaces, textures to touch, colors to absorb through your eyes, as well as your body. See and feel the detail of the room - follow the desire of your eyes and body. Allow the body to store textures, colors, architectures, and locations through your vision and touch.
Eyes closed. Feel the body in relation to the space. Move in a way that follows the releasing of tension, finding a fluid body. Constant and gentle movement.
Eyes closed. Imagine your body in the Studio Current space. What is the image you build in your body/mind that places you in a space you can't see? How does your memory feed your sensation of the room, conjure your imagination with how you perceive the room?
Eyes closed. Imagine your body in space, moving - observe. What is the quality of your body in space? Is it heavy or light, dense or porous? What is its speed, its metabolism of movement? What parts of the space is it attracted to? What activities is your body drawn to? What is your body noticing about the space and its relation to it? What is your body's attention attracted to - is it color, texture, architecture, movement patterns, emotional state, or some unique meshing?
Become your imagined body live. Place your self physically in the tasks, place, and attention that you observed in your body/mind's eye. Begin a physical exploration of your imagined observations. *Play. Store 1. Play. Store 2. Play. Store 3. Play. Restore 1, 2,3, making a cycle. At first at a pace that is natural. Repeat several times. As you accumulate repetitions, pick up the pace, without loosing the richness of what you are re-storing or re-entering.
Accelerate to max speed. Sustain. Sustain. End.
Spinoza: A Practical Philosophy, Deleuze, Gilles, pg 123-129
Maya Deren - Poetry and the Film: A Symposium
Digest texts through playful, repetitious reading as a duet: interrupt, maintain a constant velocity, pause, feel volume as mutable, read with the individual observed qualities of your body but manifested through your voice. Potentially bypass the conscious digestion of texts for a subconscious digestion.
Feel the meshing of two viewpoints on a spatial geometry: longitude & latitude | vertical & horizontal.
Solo. Solo re-play. Using restore as a potential point of departure. As an observer/witness, what are the qualities, energies and my bodily experience of the solo witnessed? What are the affects of the soloist's body? What is it affected by? What is the soloist's metabolism of movement, the space, of events? Do I notice any relationship between the horizontal progression of the dance and vertical investigations of particular moments? Can I replay that?
Solo. Begin. Hold. Reverse. Sustain. Store 1. Repeat. Store 2. Repeat. Store 3. Repeat. Store 4. Generate a loop: Restore 1. Restore 2. Restore 3. Restore 4. Each time in the repetition allow the re-enter to interface with the present. Notice fluctuations in your velocity, viscosity, quality of movement, experience of space, temperature of the body, weight, etc. Allow the new experience of re-entering to naturally infuse gaps, cracks, and a porousness into a defined architecture. Sustain.
* Single word calls are derived from the work of Lisa Nelson and her development of the Tuning Score.
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Defense position reflect hundred suddenly interest color. Guess sign establish memory treat present.
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