Monday, April 30, 2007

On witnessing and tracing with the eye

click for: Quicktime version / Flash version

"Dancers, choreographers, writers and dance voodlers spend a lot of time looking, witnessing, tracing with their eyes, mapping with their gear. They are constantly taking in and trying out. Rehearsing. Making new space in their bodies for the writing down of performance. This act, in the words of Julia Kristeva is an “ordeal.”

Yet, the simple act of witnessing basic choreographic moves, casually framed, opens up confined spaces with their own liberating re-imaginations, muses Sam Renseiw. View the short quasi pataphysical footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 405, 01'30'', 6.6 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at

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