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DOCH Open Lectures: Will Rawls

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of spring 2018! Meet Brooklyn/NY-based choreographer, dancer and writer Will Rawls on DOCH Wednesday February 28th at 5.30 pm.

"Undoing Bodies Moved by Language" by Will Rawls

What moves us, writes us, and undoes us? In this reading, Rawls reflects on the matter of marked bodies and the tools of language. Addressing his writing, choreography and a collaboration with poet Claudia Rankine, Rawls speculates on the poetic dimensions of how a restless racial imaginary operates in his work.

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Will Rawls is a choreographer, dancer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He works with multiple media to investigate bodily states in relation to a poetics of blackness, ambiguity and abstraction. He is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert Rauschenberg Residency and was awarded the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d’Europe 2016 for his show, The Planet-Eaters: Seconds. His writing has been published by Artforum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, Critical Correspondence, The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum and he is a co-editor of the 2016 Danspace Project catalogue Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now.


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 de la Hunta 
  • 25 april Antonia Baer

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

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