Suomenlinna // Gropius – Two contemplations on Body, Movement and Intermateriality

Authors: Paula Kramer
Publisher: Triarchy Press (2021)
Softcover: 168 pages
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-1913743246

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Based on a 3-year site-based research project–a post-doc at Uniarts Helsinki’s Centre for Artistic Research–the book explores the author’s embodied research into intermateriality. It addresses the question that guided her research: how does movement and choreography emerge in collaboration with site? More specifically: how do bodies, materials, sites, organisms, history, tuning, training, phenomena, events, and the weather intermingle and speak, bringing forth what we later might call movement, dance, or choreography?

Paula Kramer is an artist-researcher and movement artist based in Berlin. She completed her practice-as-research PhD in Dance at Coventry University, followed by three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki. She is a board member of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and a founding member of AREAL – Artistic Research Lab Berlin.