Vortragsreihe Sommersemester #19, Emma Waltraud Howes
Scores for Daily Living/Rehearse your Intent Separate the tears from the water … they will come back to haunt your trees.
Emma Waltraud Howes, Künstlerin, Berlin
Synopsis/Scores for Daily Living
In her lecture for Kunsthochschule Mainz, Emma Waltraud Howes will discuss the benefits of improvisation and adaptability in the careers of international artists. She will present her most recent work, Scores for Daily Living, as a working methodology to explore interdependencies – techniques for the comprehension of internalized borders, methods for translation and magnification to an external site, and an oscillation between interior and exterior dynamics. She will introduce practical exercises toward a method for supporting the agency and creativity of the individual. Exercises include a frame to work within, the highlighting of embodied knowledge, and exploration of accumulative possibilities that occur when diverse individual skill sets encounter one another.
Synopsis/Rehearse your Intent Separate the tears from the water … they will come back to haunt your trees.
In her workshop Rehearse your Intent for Kunsthochschule Mainz, Emma Waltraud Howes will introduce practical exercises toward a method for supporting the agency and creativity of the individual. Exercises will include the development of scores as a frame to work within, the highlighting of embodied knowledge, and an exploration of the accumulative possibilities that occur when diverse individual skill sets encounter one another. This process will evolve into a soft headbanging.
Workshop: together we will secure our tethers in order to direct our purpose to the furthest degree. Rehearsing newly acquired skills, we will explore the ‘thing’ of our collective aims, and practice the benefits of improvisation and adaptability as tools to keep afloat in precarious times. Through a vigorous and critical analysis of the role that dynamism plays in communication – this event will aim to illustrate that friction is productive when boundaries are respected. Exercises may include Gi Gong meditation, shivering anchors, Baroque Ba Gua push hands with ghosts, sweeping, as well as voice and movement techniques.
Emma Waltraud Howes (CA/DE) works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works manifest as multiple reconfigurations of the body and space informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts within the framework of a conceptual art practice. Her labour is guided by observations of gestures with a focus on the development of an expanded choreographic practice incorporating public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and an underlying drawing component in the form of graphic scores for performances as compositions representative of a stage in the development from concept and intention to depiction and effect.
Recent and upcoming solo presentations include
Scores for Daily Living, ZIL, Moscow (2019), The Nine Returns to the One, The Place, London and Centrum, Berlin (2018), dreiküchenhaus: Labour, Ritual, and Civilization, Hamburg (2018), Scores for Daily Living, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos (2018). She has performed with and for: ‘Ten Days Six Nights’, Joan Jonas, Tate Tanks, London (2018); ‘Dynamis’, Georgia Sagri, Documenta14, Kassel (2017); ‘Liminals’, Jeremy Shaw, Venice Biennale (2017); ‘Symphony for a Missing Room’, Lundohl & Seitl, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2016). Howes leads workshops for artist and dancers alike, including: Alive … & then Some, Ateneu, Porto, and Martin-
Veranstaltungsprogramm Sommersemester #19, Grafik, 2019 © Kunsthochschule Mainz