Re: Explore the Process!

Richard Povall (
Wed, 06 May 1998 15:23:48 -0400

>I've been working on an essay for a couple of weeks on the collisions and
>'tensions' (don't misinterpret -- I'm referring here to a productive
>tension) on the list between language/ lexicon/ vocabulary (in particular
>dance maker/ performer contrasted with/ compared to digital artist/

I'd Scott, I'd be most interested to see this paper. On one level, I think
you'r right in assuming that there are collisions and tensions arising from
the use of language - but I think there are many many points of contact
also. I think many of that problems arise in talking - in theoretical
discussion - disappear in the actual work process itself. As we've been
saying recently, you've just got to dance. I think the work itself
overcomes the language barriers - particularly as all our vocabularies are
strained by the kind of work that working in this area tends to produce.


R i c h a r d P o v a l l
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