The moment of perceived presence

Morrad, Annie (2014) The moment of perceived presence. In: Sonorities Festival 2014: Remembering and Forgetting, 3 May 2014, Queen's University, Belfast.

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This research is orientated around an established body of knowledge within the corpus of artistic research, which suggests that through the act of making, and participating, in an artwork, new ways of experiencing and engaging in the world are called into play. The research argues that through this durational and dynamic relationship, new sensibilities, and as a consequence, new knowledge and understandings, may be formed.
This paper explores the working project 'The Mischievous Wind' by 3 artists Emma Osbourn -filmmaker and artist-, Beatriz Cantinho -choreographer and movement artist - and Annie Morrad -musician and sound installation artist-, in Southern France in July 2013
This work uses the invisible, improvisation, and the Mistral wind. In rhythm, image and sound. This Mistral is used as a metaphor for those unseen forces that have an effect on our lives; for example, laws, governments, history, culture and structures in society.
We find starting points for this collaboration though improvisation because we believe that by combining different areas of working, we find new ways of expression. In this sense our collaborative practice is as much about collisions and differences as it is about agreement. By using improvisation in this way, we can create 'moments', or perhaps we can call them ‘intensities’, that are constantly changing and never repeated.
Beatriz Cantinho decided the structure of the rhythm and movement: and in this case, for the only access to the body to be in the form of sound. Therefore the body is invisible, and only becomes visible through the perception of the audience to that sound, by using headphones. The 'sound' is an alto sax responding to the location, using a 'free' improvised method, and is presented un-cut, also the film element is a direct response to the location itself.

Keywords:art work, improvisation, collaborative working, sound
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
W Creative Arts and Design > W614 Visual and Audio Effects
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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Deposited On:05 Nov 2014 16:14

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