Embodied diagrams and vitality gestures, relational and translational encounters. Attention heightened towards a barely perceptible realm of micro-movements and micro-gestures: the shifts of awareness and affordance activated in the side-by-side of collaborative exchange; opened up through the interference of space, sound, body and material, in the passage from one medium — writing-drawing-choreography — to another. Choreo—graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (2014 — 2017) is an interdisciplinary artistic research collaboration involving key researchers artist Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer Mariella Greil and writer-artist Emma Cocker, in dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors including Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre, Christine de Smedt, Werner Mobius, Jörg Piringer and other guests. Choreo—graphic Figures attends to the unfolding processes of decision-making and dynamic movements of sense-making (figuring) within collaborative artistic enquiry, developing forms of performativity and notation (choreo—graphic figures) for making tangible this often hidden, undisclosed aspect of the creative process.
From Summer 2016, the focus of the Choreo—graphic Figures project turns towards experimental forms of publication, for ‘making public’ the live intensity of its exploration, its moments of discovery and revelation. This year's Summer Lab will take place in collaboration with AILab and ImPulsTanz Festival. Research findings will be shared through various formats including public workshop intensives (Intensive II: Modes of Languages: words as materialtaged in conjunction with a lecture programme (with public lectures from special guests Brandon LaBelle, Gabriele Brandstetter, Alva Noë, and Dieter Mersch) and a durational performance, Choreo-graphic Figures: Body Diagrams on 2.8.2016 at 16:00-22:00 at AILab, Vienna, Austria.