The form of possibilities : the body remembered and remembering in the built environment

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Patrick, Trevor (2011) The form of possibilities : the body remembered and remembering in the built environment. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

I have used the imaginative process of Ideokinesis, as an embodied and performed methodology, where my work is in direct dialogue with a unique system of movement and postural training developed by Mabel Todd, Barbara Clark, and Lulu Sweigard. Its functioning is not with ‘actual’ movement but with virtual and imagined movement – it thus calls on memory and imagining. These processes have resulted in two outcomes: a sequence of narratives arranged as Acts of remembering – a saturation in words, images, and imaginings – and the creation of a theatrical performance, which engages with what language and ideas actually feel like. How they feel and how they look depend not only upon the nature of my own embodied experience but on the remanent embodied experiences of those who view the artefact.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19427
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Keywords remembrance, architecture, images, urban environment, art, performance, travel, Thredbo, Fitzroy, Blackwood, Carlton, Corryong, Tumbarumba, Buffalo Creek, Australia, Australian buildings, cottages
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