FRArt PANGAEA, towards the territories of the imaginary and hybrid practices

1. introduction

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For several years now, my works have been motivated by a desire to broaden the notion of choreography. They seek to challenge the primacy of the eye, be freed from the reflex of legible and transparent writing, thwart the view of the stage from the front, and consider movement beyond the dancing body.

With the aim of expanding this even more radically, two paths are emerging: first, the inclusion of the non-human in artistic challenges in order to develop an ecology of meanings and living systems, and second the hybridisation of practices and knowledge in order to become emancipated from a dualistic development of thought.

This research proposition is not about ecology in the strictly environmental sense of the world but, in collaboration with other disciplines, is aimed at giving spectators, readers and participants a holistic experience that offers numerous perspectives on art and the living.

This research will have three main strands to it: somatic practice and imagination as choreographic tools, three-way literary writing (poetry, knowledge and philosophy), and botanical and scientific work in situ in the Bois de Lauzelle, a site managed by UCLouvain.

I consider this interdisciplinary mixing to be like gatherings, sharing the living nature of a dialogue or an idea being developed, capable of teasing out forms.


2. Image/ crédit Louise Vanneste

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  • Image/ crédit Louise Vanneste
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