S01 Episode 05: Johannes Birringer on cross overs between body, performance, technology and underground spaces
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In Episode 5 of Series 1, Johannes Birringer, choreographer and Professor of Performance Technologies at Brunel University talks to Eline Kieft about his journey into combining dance and performance with technologies, why an evolution of body knowledge is more important to him than a specific identity, how our bodies are educated by environments, sensorial experiences and wearables, and how the unknown can be a fertile learning space for growth, creativity and student-learning. The episode includes some wonderful sound-bites to highlight the variety of environmental and sensorial stimuli, based on Birringer’s workshop on “underground spatialities” (for Rice University’s Anthropology students).
The episode includes some wonderful sound-bites to highlight the variety of environmental and sensorial stimuli.
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