August 26 through Sept 14, 2018| Abrons Arts Center| New York.
The School Of Making and Thinking in conjunction with Abrons Arts Center
In this course, participants explore migratory practices and experiences through different means (from histories, interviews, testimonials, field work, memoir, documentary and journalist documents, to embodied experiments that can be used to inform creative material, in order to create a performance). We will thoroughly think on the body-subject as an open form, an active becoming, a migratory body, at a time both subject and object.
Through texts, video excerpts, and group discussion, supplemented by short reading assignments, class participants will encounter writers and artists who experiment inserting themselves into their own work. Our investigations will focus on the meeting point of texts and body, shifting between text- based, field work and movement-based exercises to approach new modes of analysis and expression. To this end, each class will include discussions, physical improvisation, body exploration and generative performance assignments that consider performance to be a form of research. Our last meetings will focus more heavily on creative/artistic responses, giving participants the opportunity to develop a final project in the medium of their choice.
Participants with any level of writing and performance experience are welcome. The course is designed for an interdisciplinary group, representative of a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.