Crossing Borders is a series of talks curated by Frank Bock that invites UK and international practitioners whose work understands movement and embodiment through a variety of different forms. Art practice, neuroscience, somatics and curation underpin the many contexts where such explorations take place.
“The series of talks this autumn sets out to explore the interaction / intra-action between work and spectator. I am interested in how the immateriality of the art object and the thickness of the encounter and the different invitations made, reveal how the lines may be redrawn between the viewer and the work. I have put together an exciting list of speakers who open up perspectives to participatory, immersive, and interactive strategies which constitute differing relationships of self and work. Where such border lies and how it is drawn is offered by these speakers from the perspective of their individual practices.” - Frank Bock
Crossing Borders is organised in collaboration with the Graduate School of London Contemporary Dance School. The series offers fresh vantage points on artistic practice and environment, and feeds into current debates on the UK dance ecology.
For autumn 2013, Crossing Borders will take place from 1 October – 10 December (with no talk on 29 October).
For more information on previous Crossing Borders talks and to listen to audio recordings, click here.
Crossing Borders 2013 series:
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1 Oct I Vincent Dunoyer
Vincent Dunoyer discusses the way in which movements can be transposed from one body, one era, one medium to another, and how we, as subjects, can appear within these transformations.
For more information on Vincent’s talk and biography please click here.
8 Oct I Anna Zubrzycki
The Mindful Performer – how can a performer be authentically present in each moment of performance with their heart open fearlessly to their audience?
For more information on Anna’s talk and biography please click here.
15 Oct I Dr Patricia Lyons
In this lecture, Patricia Lyons will explore mimetic practices in order to draw out the complex entanglements that articulates the observer and the observed.
For more information on Patricia’s talk and biography click here.
22 Oct I Dr Helen Iball
Helen Iball furthers the concerns in her work around the idea of theatre as a means of relating to strangers to investigate choreographies of empathy.
For more information on Helen’s talk and biography please click here.
5 Nov I Nic Sandiland and Katja Nyqvist
12 Nov I William Hunt and Ali MacGilp
Curator Ali MacGilp and artist William Hunt will discuss the relationship between the body, sculpture, choreography and performance art, taking Hunt’s practice as a point of departure.
For more information on William’s talk and biography please click here.
For more information on Ali’stalk and biography please click here.
19 Nov I Dr Andrea Phillips
Unfortunately, this talk had to be cancelled due to illness. We hope to present Andrea’s talk at a future occasion; please sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed.
Contemporary art is configured in such a way as to make pliant subjects of us all – standing, looking, expectant of intellectual and/or pleasurable transformation. How we come to act in this way is economic, both in the sense that we fulfill a profitable role in a politically organized cultural economy, and that our role affirms and maintains the unnameable and abstracted values that sustain the economy of the object we encounter.
For more information on Andrea’s talk and biography please click here.
26 Nov I Kate Genevieve
Insular – Neuroscience, Embodiment and Sharing Interiority: artist Kate Genevieve explores questions on how we draw the line between the self and the environment.
For more information on Kate’s talk and biography please click here.
3 Dec I Calum Storrie
Calum Storrie is interested in how the exhibition space and movement through it affects the relationship between the viewer and the displayed objects.
For more information on Calum’s talk and biography please click here.
10 Dec I Amy Sharrocks
Amy Sharrocks invites people to come on journeys in which their own experience, communication and expression are a vital part. Her work implicates people and aims to be entirely collaborative: a co-authorship. She offers an invitation to take part, which people can answer any way they want.
For more information on Amy’s talk and biography please click here.
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