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Senses of Embodiment: Art, Technics, Media

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Mika Elo and Miika Luoto

This volume is a collection of essays that presents both theory- and practice-based approaches to questions concerning the embodiment of sense.
Exploring the opening of meaning in sensible configurations, the texts also address the medial structures – at once aesthetic, bodily and technical – that condition our access to whatever makes sense to us.
The texts show in various ways how these phenomena call for trans-disciplinary research, and how theoretical or philosophical questioning gains from the experimental possibilities of artistic research.

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Reflections on Words and Thoughts in Motion

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C e c il ia r o o s W hen severa l dancers perfo rm a m ovem en t, it m ay look qu ite the sam e, alm ost, iden tical; and yet, each d a n c e r’s experience o f the m ovem en t as w ell as the descrip tion he o r she w ill g ive o f it, m ay be com plete ly d ifferen t. W h a t I have been o ccup ied w ith in m y research is the d ifference in experience betw een first seeing a m ovem en t an d th en study ing it in o rder to do it. In th is paper, I w ill p resen t a descrip tio n o f th a t p rocess from the p erspective o f m y ow n experience as a dancer. The research p ro ject From, m ovem ent ou t o f reflection in becom ing: The dancer and the creative p rocess started in January 2 0 1 0 .l t has been closely con­ nected to Ina C riste l Jo hannesen ’s1 dance piece N O W SH E K N O W S2, in w hich I partic ipated as a dancer and w hich m y co-researchers period ically observed. M y research is based on the d an ce r’s v iew on the m ovem...

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