Laura Karreman started in 2012 at Ghent University with the PhD research project ‘Capturing Dance Movements’, which examines the implications of digital media like motion capture technology for the analysis and documentation of dance. She studied Theatre, Film and Television studies at Utrecht University and graduated from the research master Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She worked as a freelancer researcher in the field of theatre, dance and visual arts, was performing arts advisor for the Amsterdam Art Fund and worked for Theatre Frascati, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts and the Theatre studies department of Utrecht University.
“Visions, a research on poetic documentation based on Lisa Nelson work”
By Anouk LLaurens and guests: Andrea Keiz, Julien Bruneau, Maya Dalinsky Sonia Si Ahmed, Laure Myers , Ariane Loze, Ana Stegnar, Eva Maes , Catherine Massin and Laura Karreman.
“Visions” is an original combination between movement, image, drawing, text and audio recordings. The research is interested in the translation of movement into multi-modal documentation, and in the articulation of these documents with each other’s in order to create poetic experiences. The whole proposal is based on Lisa Nelson’s ‘Tuning scores’1: It uses sensorial exploration to generate movement, inhibition to find new path and multiple points of views to document a shared event.
The object of “Visions” is the « eyes-hand coordination » which is the dialogue between the vision and the hands necessary to execute the simplest task. The documentation will present a possible interpretation of this subject from multiple and subjective points of view. All participating artists will practice all modes of documentation and will communicate their opinion to each other’s through their produced documents. Experiences will be reinvented with the help of different voices to create a polyphony that will give a sense of the initial global situation while presenting it in a new light.
The documentation will stand as an artistic proposal. It will first take the form of an installation-performance that will combine drawings, texts, video, audio recordings and live actions. It will later be edited on a website and propose composition workshop where multi-modal documentation will be used as a reflexive tool to unfold performance and composition consciousness.