Transmission in Motion

Documentation

“The Paradoxes of Post-Conceptual Thinking” – Irene Alcubilla Troughton

In our last session of Transmission in Motion Seminar, we had the chance to assist a performance-lecture given by John McKenzie and Aneta Stojnic based on what was called “thought-action figures”. This proposition (in lack of a better term) was introduced in an attempt to search for a post-conceptual, post-ideational knowledge that could break down…

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“Performance Lecture: Thought-Action Figures” – Jon McKenzie & Aneta Stojnic

This lecture performance focuses on performance, technology, and post-ideational thought, the reinscription of ideas with a broader spacetime suggested by Artaud, Derrida, Haraway, Lehmann, and others. What figures guide our thoughts and actions? What role might post-dramatic, post-conceptual personae and machinic genres play in rethinking the past, negotiating the present, and enacting the future? How…

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“Transfer of corporeal knowledge ” – Gido Broers

Last week I visited a rehearsal of the performance of WIEK, which was originally created by Boukje Schweigman in 2009. In this performance, three performers move in interaction with a moving object which has the shape of three wings of a mill (see the picture above). This performance will be performed again next month, with…

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“Concepts in the Making” – Elissavet Kardami

Maaike Bleeker’s lecture offered an expanded understanding of the notion of literacy which approaches corporeality as a source of knowledge. What I particularly enjoyed from the lecture was that, instead of presenting the results of her research, she guided us through the process of shaping the concept of corporeal literacy. Her lecture exemplified how the…

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“Do we dance with technology?” – Irene Alcubilla Troughton

New lines of scholarship focused on perception in the last years have become preoccupied not only with the influence of the body in this act but also in its essential position for understanding how perception in itself is constituted. Among those, Alva Noe stands as a prominent thinker. In his renown book Action in Perception…

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“Restructuring structuring structure” – Max Peters

Corporeal literacy was the main buzzword of Maaike Bleeker’s lecture, as she discusses how we can rethink the understanding of our bodies, bodily responses and body-mind relationship. The discourse she presents breaks with the dominant Cartesian school of thought, so effectively summarized by his cogito ergo sum adagio. We are not just simply our brains,…

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“Things That Move Us”- Tamalone van Eijnden

During the last session of Transmission in Motion Emilia Barakova and Roos van Berkel gave a workshop on “Expressive Movement as a Universal Language between Humans and Social Robots.” But actually, it was more than the two of them, since they also brought Pleo with them, an animatronic pet dinosaur, which has been used in…

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“Robots, animals and health care. No humans?” – Gido Broers

This morning I heard on the news that a hospital in a city in the Netherlands started an experiment with healthcare-robots that asks the patient questions to get an indication of the illness of the patient. It wasn’t clear how the robot exactly functions, but it seemed as if the robot only interacts with the…

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