[dance-tech] Re: Fw: Jaime del Val at MIT Medialab - Boston - April 2011

  • From: Yacov Sharir <sharir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaimedelval@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:50:41 -0500

Dear Jaime,

Congratulations on your planed lecture, your abstract is very interesting I
wish I could attend I have many question to ask that your title and concept
evoked. I wish you great lack. Yacov Sharir

On 4/18/11 10:31 AM, "Jaime del Val" <jaimedelval@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I hope to see some of you al MIT this week,
> looking forward to that,
> best
> Jaime
> Jaime del Val - Reverso Institute for Metahuman Technologies  www.reverso.org
> <http://www.reverso.org>
> at 
> Dance Technology and Circulations of the Social, Version 2.0
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Boston - Massachussets - USA
> April 22?23, 2011
> presents
> Metamedia Metaformance
> Metahuman Technologies: Undoing anatomy in capitalism of affects
> I will propose a critique of the accounts of the moving body that pervade both
> classical-modern-contemporary dance traditions and
> information-communication-control society, in order to propose some
> possibilities for a radical redefinition of corporeality, aesthetics and
> politics both in relation to dance, the other arts and nature-culture at
> large, within a Metahumanistic <http://www.metahumanism.eu/>  project of
> resistance to capitalism of affects in which, through subversive
> reappropriations of control technologies, an amorphous, post-anatomical body
> is produced that exceeds cartesian-logocentric-humanistic paradigms,
> redefining the body as relational process and reworking all of its normative
> categories.
> I will propose a critique of the paradigms of the moving body that pervade
> both classical-modern-contemporary dance traditions and
> information-communication-control society, which reproduce specific
> cartesian-logocentric-humanistic conceptions that deal with
> framing-distance-exteriority for the production of the spectacular-hiperreal
> and of the dualism object-subject as well as fictional-objective. The
> parallelism between the stage and the ubiquitous camera-screens of media
> culture will aquire new light understood in terms of perceptual anatomies that
> reproduce the cartesian split between subject and object, thus producing both
> as political fictions. This becomes even more problematic in the field of HCI,
> where interfaces tend to assimilate bodies into a regime of affective
> production that we will call the Panchoreographic, where movement becomes a
> key paradigm for understanding its mechanisms. Dance-technology appears thus
> as a realm in which, rather than limitng us to use the given technologies, we
> may subvert them and the regime they perpetuate.
> The body, understood as relational process, is subject to endless
> Amorphogenesis through a redefinition of the relational technologies that
> constitute it. This is part of a non-utopian Metahumanistic
> <http://www.metahumanism.eu/>  project for resistance to capitalism of
> affects' apparatuses of violence and assimilation. Metamedia Metaformance is
> the process of redefinition of relational technologies, which include
> perceptual anatomies, that redefine the given limits between disciplines and
> perceptual categories in a neverending process of emergence. Proposing the
> notion of Intrabodies rather than Interfaces and a Meta-kinetic art-research
> instead of dance-choreography, we propose to show the crucial role of
> relational movement for the radical redefinition of the entire
> humanistic-logocentric-cartesian conception, in a movement away from the
> stages (and audiences) of spectacular control society and from linear
> time-space.
> Examples will be given of the Microsexes-Microdances projects of Reverso and
> other Metahuman Technologies in which through reappropriation of technologies
> of control society the sensory anatomy is transformed towards a
> Post-anatomical body, and with it the conditions of possibility of regimes
> that operate thorugh identification and form. A devisualisation and a politics
> of the amorphous where bodies move in ways that are irreducible to
> representation-mapping-identification-signification, undoing the constitutive
> limits of gender-sex-race-class-form-identity categories of control.
> www.reverso.org <http://www.reverso.org>

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