“Future Documents: Video Epistemology and Embodied Research”
From Marcel Mauss through Jackson Pollock to the contemporary vlogosphere, the relationship between moving image and living body has been among the most profound developments shaping the past century. In dance, theatre, and performance studies, substantial work has been done over the past two decades around the audiovisual capture of embodied knowledge and practice. Dr Ben Spatz (AHRC Leadership Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at University of Huddersield) will introduce practical approaches and epistemological considerations regarding video as a research medium. Historical and contemporary video documents will serve as a starting point for a discussion of overlaps and differences between performance-oriented and anthropological modes of embodied research.
Alfonso M. Cuadrado Mulero
from the exhibition The Unfinishing of Things
University of Aberdeen 2017