The two-year research project Inside Movement Knowledge (IMK) has concluded. This documentation website will remain on-line indefinitely as a resource for researchers interested in the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary dance and in how this project was set up to explore these topics. Contact details and links will not be updated after 31 December 2010.
To get an overview of site contents, visit the Site Map. The project outcomes are summarized in the short report of the fourth lab. These outcomes, and the network of relationships they have inspired, will continue to be developed and disseminated in the context of the projects described below.
The atmosphere of this fourth and final lab, which took place in Amsterdam at the Netherlands Media Art Institute 12-18 April 2010, is captured in the following short 11 minute film by Matteo Graziano (direction, camera) and Moises Moricoli (camera, post-production).
The film starts with comments by Marijke Hoogenboom, Carla Fernandes, Bertha Bermudez and Norah Zuniga Shaw. After this, captions identify the speakers who are all documented (biographies, affiliations, research roles, etc.) on this website. The film gives insight into the working methods and motivations of the Research Groups and individuals (including members of the International Associates Network) involved in the project. Roll the mouse off the screen to see it without the video controls. To view the film full-screen click on the expand icon at the bottom.
This second film, also by Graziano and Moricoli, is a 6 minute documentary of the Double Skin/ Double Mind Interactive Installation featuring a commentary by interactive media designer and member of the EG|PC Research Group Chris Ziegler.
AFTER-LIFE OF INSIDE MOVEMENT KNOWLEDGE
The IMK project emerged out of a context of artist-led research initiatives (see Wider Context) to which it maintained links through an organisational network of partners and associates.
This network continues to evolve and create opportunities to further the research developed in the frame of IMK.
Three examples are listed here:
 Members of the AHK Dance Research Group and EG|PC Research Group will participate in the International Education Workgroup of Motion Bank. Motion Bank is a new four year project (2010-2013) of The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt, DE) providing a broad context for research into choreographic practice, with a focus on the creation of on-line digital scores in collaboration with guest choreographers.
 One of the main follow-up projects is the Dance Notation Series, an initiative of Accademia Mobile, the exchange, research and dissemination pillar of ICKamsterdam – Emio Greco | PC. The aim is to develop an online and live platform of exchange and sharing of knowledge around Dance Notation. The Series will continue the relationship with the Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School of the Arts and many other partners, including IMK’s international network. As a first pilot program of workshops and lecture-presentations, the Dance Notation Series tested the potential of the platform during the PARTY IN THE KITCHEN, a peek into ICK #2, 14-16 January 2011. The Interactive Installation and Documentation Model developed as ‘case studies’ during IMK was presented during this event.
The 75 page Documentation Model for EG | PC’s Extra Dry is now available. View the Table of Contents (PDF single page opens in its own window) and contact information to obtain a PDF copy of the full document is here.
 From 25 – 29 May 2011, the Performance Studies International Conference #17 is being organised by Utrecht University (lead by members of the Utrecht University Research Group) and Festival a/d Werf. Titled Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience, the conference will focus on the relationship between technology and the ways in which we remember and experience things. IMK researchers will collaborate on setting up a “resource room” in the context of the conference for hands-on exploration of existing resources and related critical questions such as “What can interactive digital media uniquely offer dance as forms of recording, analysis and representation?”. The third IMK ‘case study’, the Prototype Coursebook Embodying the Archive (working title) will be discussed here in its draft form.
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