Movement is Downfall

Peter Vadim

Automatisk Kombination

Mille Jørgensen and Peter Vadim in Glenteparken, Copenhagen. Photo by Peter Vadim

Automatic Combination (2015) is a choreographic method for analyzing space. It is based in response that arises in encounters between body and space: senses and emotions are awakened, reflected and social constructs discovered. This response influences the body movements more or less automatically in a given situation and can thus be said to be a set of choreographic frames. Automatic Combination puts these frames into play by exploring their bodily possibilities and limitations. By focusing on movements that are made automatically, it is possible to become aware of norms, place-specific qualities, social and architectural relationships that exist beyond immediate perception. This knowledge is helpful when customising the surroundings, taking into account the movements of the body in relation to surrounding things and other bodies.

Development of the concept happens in cooperation with many different people. I have among others held presentations in Arkitema, Æstetisk Salon, Student Conference 2015, Rum Mellem Rum and KIT.

 

Simplified diagram of the choreographic method used in Automatisk Kombination

 

Supported by:

Æstetisk SalonArkitema and University of Copenhagen