Travers(ing) Prostheses : Diversity of Bodily Being

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Publication Artistic work, original creative work
three dimensional object
Title Travers(ing) Prostheses : Diversity of Bodily Being
Creator Coyne-Jensen, Courtney
Date 2018
English abstract
Exhibited (and performed with) two different drawing prostheses during TRAVERS in Glyptoteket museum. Funded by Statens Kunstfond / Danish Arts Foundation. PRIOR TO TRAVERS, each prosthesis took its point of departure in personal moments of frustration about – and rebellion against – the ocularcentrism that the architecture profession in particular has inherited (rather uncritically!) from the past. Though, in architecture, this stems from several centuries prior, one can ongoingly witness this extreme privileging of vision over all the other senses today – especially in terms of architectural drawing. Ocularcentrism swells exponentially in our flat-screened environments, where our built environments are increasingly reduced to digital eye-candy (Insta’ ready) and hyper-realistic CGIs (‘money shots’). The rise of 'iconic architecture' and 'starchitects', for example, are merely symptoms of this inheritance (being coupled with Neoliberalism) gone awry. Where have the wisdom of the body, perceptual knowledge and all our other senses and synesthesia disappeared in today’s architectural / artistic praxes? What can the fragmentation and incompleteness of history reveal to us to enrich our current and future practices? How can we bring somaesthetic knowledge, phenomenology, and more embodied practices to the core and fore? DURING TRAVERS, it was revealed that certain sculptures had partial limbs added to them by Glyptoteket professionals so the sculptures “did not look too handicapped to museum visitors” (C. Brøns, 28.11.2018). The Wounded Amazon (Rome, 150 CE, marble) is one such example; a partial left shoulder having been added. Knowledge of this forced normativity became a huge provocation and impetus to me to then push my prostheses into other directions still: exploring ‘the diversity of bodily being’, as well as ‘the relevance of the (in)complete’. This was done in situ – and via performativity – with select sculptures. The prostheses were thus tested, tinkered, and transformed across the week of TRAVERS via site-specific interventions and diverse cross-artistic collaborations and performances.
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TRAVERS: FACE THE PAST, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (2018 : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Language eng (iso)
Subject drawing prostheses
embodiment
performativity
enactivist intervention
enaction
phenomenology
cross-artistic
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
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