Human Geography and the Practice of Presence
Collaborators: Karl Cronin, choreographer, and Sasha Cuerda, geographer
Human Geography and the Practice of Presence – 3 FREE PUBLIC EVENTS
Friday, June 20, 2008, 6:30-8pm: Framing the question, Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the steps leading down to the rip rap by the river.
Thursday, July 10, 2008, 6-8pm: The choreography of agency, Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 6-8pm: Summer highlights and discoveries, Valentino Park, Brooklyn
Events are FREE and open to the general public and will happen rain or shine.
June 20, 2008
The collaborators will conduct movement research based on two leading theories from the field of Human Geography: Action Network Theory (ANT) and Non-Representational Theory. These two theories have been widely debated within the field of geography, and in their own ways postulate a manner of being in space that involves interacting directly with one’s environment-moving beyond layers of semiotics and abstracted representations.
During the iLAB residency, the collaborators will create movement practices that begin to address some of the fundamental elements of these two theories, and will offer opportunities for participants to engage in the movement practices firsthand. Scores will be developed and tested and presented on-site at Brooklyn Bridge Park as well, as two locations yet to be determined in the Brooklyn littoral zone.
Sasha Cuerda (Geographer) is a graduate student in the department of Geography at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following a year of coursework in the department of Urban Planning in 06-07, Cuerda embarked on a somewhat radical change of course with respect to his academic work, and switched his studies to the department of Geography. With a broader interest in creating large-scale change in how communities construct and use communal space, he found that there was a greater amount of theoretical freedom to innovate new models for urban planning within the field of Geography. Cuerda grew up in northern Spain, where his passion for good food and community was first sparked. He currently resides in Chicago, IL.
About Dry Earth:
Directions and Transportation for July 31 Event:
Subway: Take the F or G subway to Smith / 9th Street. Transfer to the B-77 Bus (heading away from Park Slope) to the conver Street stop at the corner of coffey Street; walk West two blocks to the park pier.
Click here for a map: Coffey St. & Ferris St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212 375-8283
**Wednesday evenings 6-8pm, an open practice session will be held with the collaborators that is open to the public. For more information call Karl at 617 759- 8466.