Workshop

Workshop: mapping movements and personal cartographies with James Jordan Johnson

24 March 2024
11am - 1pm
£7

A performance-based workshop led by artist-researcher James Jordan Johnson exploring how we can use movement and gesture responses to trace the passage of time, memory, and our relationship to one other.

A performance-based workshop led by artist-researcher James Jordan Johnson exploring how we can use movement and gesture responses to trace the passage of time, memory, and our relationship to one other.

In this exploratory performance and movement workshop, we will consider non-linear passages of time and how we can use our bodies to map out some of the random, speculative futures that can cascade and unravel from a single moment.

To kick things off, James will set the scene sharing some of his own deep research into maps and cartographies, as well as the work of practitioners similarly working in performance and considering the recontextualization of time through materials and objects.

We will then ground ourselves in our bodies and the space, before homing in on the work of Anne Bogart and her seminal Viewpoints as an alternative means of relating to each other and objects around us, examining how performance can be used as a tool to reconsider time, emotions, and memories.

Using objects we bring with us and materials in the space as our inspiration, we will come up with responses in the form of performance-based gestures and movements, mapping out both real or imagined personal and historical spaces, leaning into how this process feels in our bodies and the physical and metaphysical traces we leave in our wake.

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