The International Associates Network (IAN) is comprised of specialists based in Europe and North America who are, together with their own research groups and colleagues, asking questions and exploring issues related to the concerns of the Inside Movement Knowledge (IMK) project. The goal of organising the IAN within the context of IMK is to promote a wider exchange of knowledge including the sharing of tools and approaches.
The IAN is divided into two groups. One from the domain of choreographic and dance practice; and one from the field of cultural heritage research (media art documentation and preservation). These individuals will participate by responding to project documentation and attending project EVENTS.
Through the constitution of this network, particularly in the choreographic practice domain, IMK recognises an emerging ‘community of practice’ involving artist led enquiry into new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge.
Read more about how this community of practice was involved in a series of workshops titled “Choreographic Objects”.
Choreographic and Dance Practice
Carla Fernandes. Transmedia Knowledge Base for Contemporary Dance (TKB): Rui Horta/ Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon); The TKB will host a residency at Espaço do Tempo in May 2010 (see ON TOUR-CALENDAR).
Jennifer McLachlan. R-Research Projects: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (London)
Sarah Whatley. Siobhan Davies Replay/ Archive: Siobhan Davies Dance/ Coventry University (London/ Coventry)
Norah Zuniga-Shaw. Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe. The Forsythe Company/ Ohio State University (Frankfurt/ Columbus, Ohio)
Cultural Heritage/ Media Art
Reinhard Bek: Sculpture Conservation Department/ The Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Caitlin Jones: Variable Media Network (New York)
Sami Kallinen: (Finland)
All photos: Thomas Lenden (except Jen McLachlan)
Reinhard Bek (image pending)
Reinhard Bek is currently Research Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Reinhard also holds the position as head of conservation at the Museum Tinguely in Switzerland. He received his diploma in conservation of objects at the HTW, University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. His recent research is related to the European Project INSIDE INSTALLATIONS about the documentation of movement and sensitive aspects in contemporary art.
Carla Montez Fernandes is Assistant Professor at IPLeiria and Senior Researcher at the New University of Lisbon. She coordinates the state-funded international research project TKB: “A Transmedia Knowledge Base for contemporary dance”. Her current research focus is in the intersection of cognitive linguistics and the performative arts, particularly concerning the creation of multimodal corpora, digital archives and new documentation models. She is invited scientific consultant for contemporary dance structures such as Espaço do Tempo, Re.Al and CEM.
Caitlin Jones is a freelance curator, researcher and writer, and formerly the Director of Programming at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. As a key member of the Variable Media Network, Caitlin has also been responsible for developing important tools and policy for the preservation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. She is a staff writer for the new media art organization Rhizome.org and her writings have appeared in a wide range of exhibition catalogues, periodicals and other international publications.
Artist Sami Kallinen’s work on video has been exhibited and screened all over the world from Russia and China to the US and The Netherlands. He works with video in all its forms from single channel pieces that have been screened in cinemas and broadcast on television to multi channel installations for presentation in exhibition spaces. Institutions like the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, the De Appel in Amsterdam and Le Centre de Georges Pompidou in Paris has presented his work in the past.
Following ten years as a professional dance artist, Jen McLachlan joined Arts Council England in 2000 as lead officer for the development of moving image, and in 2006 moved to the Australia Council for the Arts as its Director of Dance. Returning to the UK in 2008 Jen is now working freelance with a number of arts organisations across Europe; and as Producer for the R-Research department of Wayne McGregor|Random Dance.
Sarah Whatley is Professor of Dance at Coventry University, UK. Her research is primarily in dance analysis, dance pedagogies and the convergence of dance and digital technologies. She is currently leading a major AHRC-funded project to create the UK’s first digital dance archive in collaboration with Siobhan Davies; the Siobhan Davies Archive, and Fracture, a dance and moving image artist development project. She is Editor of the international Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.
Norah Zuniga Shaw
Norah Zuniga Shaw is Assistant Professor and director of Dance and Technology at The Ohio State University. She was the co-creative director along with choreographer William Forsythe and Maria Palazzi, Director of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design for the Synchronous Objects project. She is a published author on dance and technology topics and her recent artistic commissions include three new dances for television (WOSU PBS), and performances for NANO at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.