Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research.
Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen
In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation is differently nuanced. As artists, we cast a critical eye on the predetermined structures of social, cultural, material experience while recognising that freedom and constraint are profoundly interrelated. Improvisation in art across cultures is a specific approach to form making that centres the imagination (of creator/performer/spectator) precisely on managing the interplay between freedom and constraint.
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2013|
|Publisher||New Publisher Required|
|Book Title||(Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing|
|Institution Citation||DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music, pages 29-41.|
|Keywords||Improvisation; Art and society; Art and culture|
DOUGLAS 2013 Improvisation and embodied knowledge