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Improvisation in visual art practice using a photographic process

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posted on 2016-03-01, 00:00 authored by Anne WilsonAnne Wilson
In this article I discuss how I have come to understand embodied processes in my visual art practice using photography. I danced professionally for 25 years and performed in various contexts including classical ballet repertoire, contemporary dance, and commercial dance. I choreographed for various productions working with a group of dancers for seven years before studying visual art. I experienced a particular sense of embodiment as a live performer in which prescribed movements were learnt, performed and repeated as if second nature. Transitioning into a conceptually based visual art practice the creative process was flipped around. Using painting, sculpture, performance (in a different context) and photographic methods I explored ideas from which forms such as video/audio installations, photography, performance art and painting emerged mostly in a gallery context. Although I still think of forms of movement as content, in a visual art practise the idea or concept invokes form.

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Journal

Brolga: an Australian journal about dance

Issue

40

Pagination

1 - 1

Publisher

Australian Dance Council

Location

Watson, A.C.T.

ISSN

1322-7645

Language

eng

Grant ID

0410.20329.31.01

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, The Author

Related work

art works published in the article and on the cover include: 'coat hanger' 2015; 'terminator' 20i3; 'Performative landscape' 1, 2 & 3, 2015' 'conversation' installation view Monash University 2012; 'Coathanger' features on the cover

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