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Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2040-5669
  • E-ISSN: 2040-5677

Abstract

The article is a document of artistic research insofar as it invents forms of thinking-in-writing-with-breathing. In addition to that, the article gives insights on breathing’s potential for expanded choreographic practice by drawing on Allan Kaprow’s ‘performance of living’. Choreography turns then into a means to stage everyday actions, such as breathing, in indeterminate frames. Equally important is the somatic bodywork of Ilse Middendorf and its interconnections with other forms of bodywork that emerged at the turn of the last century. Bringing in somatic bodywork reflects the bodily practice-based nature of the ponderings. It is a fertile ground for speculating on the relevance of attention and stillness for choreography through physical rest enlivened by breathing.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • Artistic Research Program Berlin/City of Berlin 2020/2021
  • Center for Artistic Research, Uniarts Helsinki, 2019/2020
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