Embodied Lines: Movement as a method of inquiry for imagined, perceived and temporal bodily lines

Embodied Lines: Movement as a method of inquiry for imagined, perceived and temporal bodily lines

researchers:

Mike O'Connor (AHK)

Project Link: How can we use movement as a research method, furthering the field of Linealogy with a frame-work of Embodied Lines?

 

I want to investigate the ways in which movement as a method can connect and develop relationships between fields, such that movement’s line dynamics can function within a common framework. This will entail establishing what practices are possible using the body to translate lines from one domain to another. To get to this point, this proposal aims to answer the following: How can we use movement as a research method, furthering the field of Linealogy with a frame-work of Embodied Lines?

 

Our body creates lines. It creates lines when moving by leaving traces of temporary lines. Our mind creates lines when we imagine events along a timeline or when delineating conceptual borders, like between nature and culture. Our body also visually and sensually perceives lines in our environment, organizing the world around us in organic or straight lines. Through our body, lines become a fundamental part of our experience. This research proposes defining experience in a new way as a layering of lines. The outcome of this research aims to establish ‘Embodied Lines’ as a field of inquiry and demonstrate how movement as a method can contribute to academia when inquiring into phenomena artistically.

 

Supervisor, Alan Cienki
Co-Supervisor, Diederik OostDijk
Practice-Supervisor, Martin Nachbar