|Singing and signing
words continuously on a paper as they emerge from mouth to paper (and
back) and where suspensions may happen only to make us feel the micro
momentum of the next impulse to start again.
Collective Writing Machines is a choreographic practice developed
during two years of study at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography
The project is built with techniques of attention activated through the
intermingled activities of writing, thinking and perceiving; focusing
on the emergent and relational quality produced by them.
The main concern is the intersection of language and sensation
(sensation as the perception of perceiving) seen as a movement of
emergence that launches embodied experiences toward potentiality rather
The writing technique develops through various uses of time and space.
Different sets of exercises of various durations activate a qualitative
time experience. Architectural spaces where the project happens are
selected to write while seating and/or walking, creating sensitive and
elasticized relations between body and environment.
The amount of participants, types of techniques and spaces involved can
change according to the circumstances in which the project is
In each occasion, a “temporary collective” takes form
through multiple differential circuits of sensations enticed through
the bodies. At the end of the performance, what is written on paper is
not shared or communicated with the other members of the collective;
instead what is shared is a complex web of transmitted perceptions
rising from the folds of intelligibility.
choreography diego gil advise
assistance set and light design pablo fontdevila dramaturgy christoph brunner
Supported by Amsterdam Master of Choreography (AMCh) and Het Veem