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While We Keep Observing our Minds

Laura Colomban


14:30 - 15:30

Ölbergkirche 2

While We Keep Observing our Minds

The Looped 20’ Somatic Choreography creates an experience for the Act of Listening. The performer welcome two to five spectators at time in a space where they can decide what and how to listen to the Live Act. Before entering the space each participant will be given a Zoom Recorder, through which they experience the sense of hearing highlighted (in case of deaf people, the experience will be without Zoom, including their feedbacks on how vibrating materials are experience without the sense of hearing). The spectator has agency on how to experience the live act, he/she/they are co-creators.
During the 20’, the performer will engage physically with different spheres of actions: kinesthetic, auditory and relational, in an act of methexis (term used in Ancient Greek, μέθεξις signifying group sharing).

We indulge in questions around space and time, proximity, intimacy, and distance, meaning making process and representation, memories and cultural porousness:

The invisibility of sound is by necessity focused on the in-between things: their relationship and inter-being. Sonic sensibility invites a different view. It generates a world of fleeting things, a serendipitous collaboration between the multiplicities of the "what is". Sound aids the reimagination of material relations and processes. It makes appreciable other possibilities of how things might relate, and serves to consider positions and positioning of materials, subjects and objects in a more mobile light. (Voegelin, 2019, p.3)

At the end of the performance, the performer takes 10’ to hear feedbacks and impression from the spectators, to then recycle the data which will feed the next session.

A final discussion and open talk will articulate findings, differences and similarities encountered in diverse contexts where the performance has taken place.

Performer and researcher, Laura graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she delved and articulated her practice inquiring the inter-relation of circular structures in sonic and aural expression experienced through Somatic Expanded Choreography. She is interested in multi modal experiences which lead the spectators to question and bring attention to the sense and act of listening.

Originally from Venice, she is a Registered Somatic Dance and Movement Educator (ISMETA). As performer, her work has been produced in New York from Triskelion Art Center and Picasso Machinery, she has performed at Bric Arts Media with The Commons Choir, studied and assisted Anna Halprin in California, received Sponsorship at BANFF Creative Art Center in Canada as Choreographer and studied Martial Arts in China at Bai Ma Shan. Her solo NEU MA has performed at MamBo (Contemporary Art Museum Bologna), at MAster Digital Exhibit (Venice) and at Festival Prospettiva Danza e Ricerca (Padova). Her short dance-video Fratture has been chosen at Hangar Digital Interfaces. She has published her extracts of her research in two National Academic Journals. Recently she founded a space in Venice, with the intention of sharing her practice and pursuing experimenting and provoking, involving a diverse range of community.