Month: November 2018

the digital ornament


manYdancing the digital ornament aims to reflect on what it means to form a collective body today, to activate and produce body knowledge through dance-like movement. The workshop and performance combine metropolitan body practices of the early 20th century with the crisis-like experiences of a present in which algorithmic governmentalities and biotechnologies molecularize bodies and translate them into data sets. We draw references to “epileptically dancing white European bodies” (dance rage and dance addiction) in the aftermath of the First World War and approach queer lines of subjectivity informed by blackness, femininity and class consciousness of post-slavery dance forms.