What if dance artists apply their skills to document their own practice? What kind of documentation could emerge from such an approach?
Anouk invites you to share her research on poetic and polyphonic documentation through the practice of The breathing archive.
We will play different sets of physical documents (texts, pictures, movement scores and images) gathered from previous contexts the research has passed through. The breathing archive invites players to edit collectively a poetic and ephemeral document that is contingent on the present conditions. The core action of the practice is to crumple and un-crumple printed A4 pages. This simple action done with care wishes to send us back to the basics of life’s movement, like the movement of cells breathing and a heart beating. The research is not about “knowledge production”, accumulating and capitalising knowledge but about the process/ activity of learning and maybe unlearning.
Anouk Llaurens is based in Brussels dancing, teaching, researching and practicing shiatsu. She is collaborating as a performer with choreographer and visual artist Julien Bruneau and is teaching as KASK School of Arts, Gent. Her work and research is deeply influence by an on-going dialogue with Lisa Nelson since 1999.