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DOCH Open Lectures: Scott deLahunta

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of spring 2018! Meet Scott deLahunta on DOCH Wednesday April 11th at 5.30 pm.

The Confusing Evidence (evidence that confuses) by Scott deLahunta.

Paul Carter refers to his book Material Thinking as ‘ironic’ because of the assumption that materiality has something to do with ‘hardness and form’. For Carter the useful materials ‘in the world (…) are fluid, they don’t have edges’. Assumptions about materiality seem like a good starting point for a discussion about documentation, which I was invited by Becky Hilton to come to DOCH at Stockholms University of the Arts and talk about.

In the moment, I have ideas about documentation (of creative processes in dance, this is the area I remain most interested in thinking about and studying), but I have many questions and, frankly, some worries. I look forward to sharing what it is I think I understand and perhaps know, some examples of past and current projects, some thoughts about methods and presentation and to see what else I can learn from everyone there.


Deborah Hay and Scott deLahunta checking interview clips, May 2013, for Motion Bank Score (
Photo: Amin Weber


Scott deLahunta has worked as writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University (UK) and Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University (AUS). He is co-directing (with Florian Jenett) Motion Bank hosted by Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

DOCH Open Lectures spring 2018

  • 7 februari Latifa Laâbissi
  • 14 februari Michelle Boulé
  • 28 februari Will Rawls 
  • 14 mars Andros Zins Browne 
  • 11 april Scott deLahunta 
  • 25 april Antonia Baer

All of the DOCH Open Lectures series spring 2018 will be held at DOCH Brinellvägen 58 room G at 5.30 pm.

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