Exhibit 1-6

Sakuta, A. (2013) Exhibit 1-6. [Shows/Exhibitions]

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This project presents an interpretation of what a 'human installation' could be, and a theoretical framework of the phenomenological aspects of meditative moving. The researcher worked with six dancers who underwent 8 months of training in 'meditative improvisation.' The training mainly focused on internal sensory experiences and imagery as scores for improvisational moving, as well as the meditative nature of introspective self-lead movement. After the training period, the dancers performed in a black box theatre (xMPL theatre space at UCI, USA) in which their tasks were to follow some of the scores given in the training period while simultaneously responding to the audience. The audience members were allowed to walk freely through the space and interact with the performers by touching, making sounds, and moving alongside the dancers. An overarching theme of the project was to investigate the concept of the 'empty mind,' in which the body (movement) is responsible for the cognitive / thinking process. The researcher attempted to create this state of mind by initiating movement externally (either with a strict score or with stimuli from the audience), so that the mover does not feel the need or pressure to 'express' ideas or 'create' movement on their own.

Publication Type: Shows/Exhibitions
Uncontrolled Keywords: dance, improvisation, installation, performance, academic, interactive art
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N4390 Exhibitions
Divisions: Academic Areas > Department of Dance
Media of Output: Live performance
Event Title: Exhibit 1-6
Event Location: xMPL Theater, University of California, Irvine
Event Dates: May, 2013
Depositing User: Asuka Sakuta
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 13:19
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2058

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