Bodily and Vocal Practices

DAY ONE, 25 OCTOBER

Location: Linnégatan 87
Time: 09.00 – 17.30
- Mingle at Linnégatan 87


TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Star Chart is a collective of six researchers who will present their individual research on the spatial and bodily exercise of conceptual mapping (ref. cultural mapping), suggesting physical thinking as one of the key modes in their artistic research practices. The 6 artist-researchers will give a short talk (10 min each) sharing their specific activities and interests, which include the questions: what kinds of peripheries exist; how do they position themselves; what relationships emerge between peripheries and centers?
Presented by: Liisa Ikonen, Maiju Loukola, Harri Laakso, Mari Mäkiranta, Eija Timonen, Jonna Tolonen. 

Gendered theories of not-complaining: compliance, coping and caring is a research performance/presentation that highlights the often ‘leaky’ ways un-aired complaints find their way out of the body. Privileging unarticulated forms of communication and a reading of the body as a performative lexicon, the paper will highlight what forms and methods are necessary to deeper investigate the gendered theories of not complaining.
Presented by: Jenny Richard & Sarah Browne

WORKSHOPS

Social circus and intercultural society, potentials and challenges of the circus arts for social change, will be a workshop which will explore key specificities of circus practice – embodied knowledge, trust and creativity – which hold a significant potential to foster ‘cultural encounters’ and ‘intercultural communication’. A short presentation will outline theoretical insights as well as practical tools, and the workshop will foster conversation about methods.
Presented by: Ilaria Bessone

The project Hidden Circus addresses the immateriality of circus through the use of technological extensions and through the material challenges inherent to the circus bodies and objects. By using real-time sonic interaction, circus artists, choreographer and sound designer will investigate multimodal relationships between sound and motion and the potential they hold in the practice of circus.The workshop is an occasion to experience states of an exploratory process and to discuss strategies in circus composition.
Presented by: Marie-Andree Robitaille, Hara Alonso with the collaboration of several circus artists

PERFORMANCES

A Half Halt and a Side Step happens between two bodies negotiating control, intimacy and ethics through a script, where objects and forms from dressage are written and moved. The two and the exhibited objects dressage each other in a ‘manège’, with its patterns, lines and letters, performing an interplay between roles, positions and functions. 
Presented by: Marie Fahlin

Ties and Bonds: Practicing dialogue between dance and extended vocal art, explores interdisciplinary artistic research within dance and vocal practices. It will include individual performances/sharing of the artist’s respective research and a duet improvisation, in which they allow their ideas to merge, interact and inspire each other.
Presented by: Alex Nowitz and Susanne Martin


At the end of day one there will be two separate but simultaneous panels, one with the participants and presenters of the Site, Event, Encounter strand and the other of the Bodily and Vocal Practices strand. The panel will be an open conversation with those who participated in the days events.

Day One and Day Two: Individual Profile area panel discussions 
Day Three: Open Space Technology and final conference conversation.
Find out more: Final connections