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Public Defense Michael O’Connor and Symposium 11 December 2023
PhD Defense of Michael O'Connor
9:45 AM – Auditorium Vrije Universiteit
Michael O'Connor, dancer and movement researcher, will present his project, 'Embodied Lines: creating withness through perceived, bodily, and imagined lines.’ O'Connor's research delves into the intricate relationship between the mind, body, and environment. His work offers a fresh perspective on how lines play a fundamental role in our experience. The body creates lines through movement, the mind conceives of lines in the form of timelines, conceptual boundaries, or imagined movement, and the body also perceives lines in our surroundings, shaping our understanding of the world. Lines are not only the subject of the research but also the method and data. O'Connor introduces the term "Embodied Lines" as a unique approach to this subject, carving its own path in the emerging field of Linealogy.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ilse van Rijn, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Practice Supervisor: Prof. Martin Nachbar, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. K. Kwastek: Vrije Universiteit
Dr. C.J. Forceville: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. A.K. Twemlow: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Dr. L. van Dijk: Universiteit Antwerpen
Prof. Dr. F. Lampert: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Mini-Symposium - "What a Line Does: Lines of Thought Across Disciplines"
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM NU Building, Room 02A-65
Following the defense, an exciting Mini-Symposium awaits, exploring lines and movement from diverse perspectives. This symposium features contributions from various fields and practices, including insights from Dr. Charles Forceville, Prof. Dr. Friederike Lampert, Dr. Ilse van Riin, Dr. Alison Isadora, and with artistic practices from Michael O’Connor. This event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the realm of lines, exploring connections between the realms of mind, body, and environment.
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