Gil is a choreographer, performer and
philosopher that studied in Amsterdam at the
School for New Dance Development (BA), Das
Choreography (MA) and recently became a PhD
candidate at the Interdisciplinary Humanities
program of Concordia University.
2003 and 2013 he focused his research on the
production of stage performances projects, that
were created via the articulation of somatic
techniques. The somatic techniques explored the
capacity of movement to unfold a choreography of
affects - modes of feeling in transition-,
together with an expanded notion of the
environment - as an ecology of entryways and
passageways of experience.
core question explored was (and still is): can
the practice of movement be the relational
element that carries autonomously (through its
own generative multilinear logic) the
composition of the contingent elements
populating the stage performances, such as
bodies, props and signs?
of the themes that emerged immanently from this
stage, were those of the ‘queerness’
of affective moods (rather than the body
perceived through categories of identity), the
experimentation on ‘collectivities’ based in the
break and regeneration of relations (rather than
in a consensual agreement based in the stable
position o personalities) and the play
with ‘ecological propositions’ in which the
categories of the human, the animal, technology
and nature where felt in their indistinguishable
the frame of the current PhD studies under the
supervision of Professors Erin Manning, Brian
Massumi and Alanna Thain, he is combining the
practice of somatic techniques for movement with
process and affect philosophy. The research
explores at the intervals of perception, the
production of alternative subjectivities (non
limited to the category of the human) and the
intuition of affective signs (the imperceptible
but affectively felt tendencies of an actual
situation that improvise a germinal future).
aim is to think alternative spaces for research
creation specific for the performing arts.
Spaces that understand pedagogy as a movement
towards the unknown and in which thinking is
perceived as an operation of dynamic feelings.
the moment he works at the Sense Lab (A
laboratory for thought in motion directed by
Erin Manning) organizing the ‘schizo-somatics
workshop series’ inspired by view on
schizoanalysis by Felix Guattari.