Emily Gastineau, Miriam Jakob and Setareh Fatehi enter into the concluding phase of a two year research trajectory, the results of which can be shared, seen, heard - and…almost touched. These three master presentations of DAS Choreography are the first series, followed with the master presentations of DAS Theatre at the end of May. You are very warmly invited to join us on 4, 5 & 6 April, for supporting these artists as they welcome an audience into their work.
Artistic research is given an integral role at DAS Graduate School. From the moment of applying to DAS Choreography, candidates are asked to articulate and open the field of questions informing their work. An environment of sustained conversation and praxis is generated to support the research processes. Peer-to-peer dialogue and exchange are key factors in supporting the further articulation of research questions and deepening of artistic practice.
The programme offers a space for slow research, reflection and digestion – with a distance from the production pressures of the professional field. DAS Choreography seeks, in this way, to stimulate artistic research as an open-ended process, such that art can be considered an open-ended object. It is an investment in this specific nature of artistic research, as it has been worded by Lucy Cotter:
“Artists work with areas that are not only beyond current thinking on certain subjects and situations, but also off the radar, moving into unknowable territory. They embrace this unknowability, being comfortable with holding open spaces of not knowing that confound traditional research. Artistic research thus revolves around articulating new questions without seeking answers," (Cotter, L 2017 Reclaiming Artistic Research – First Thoughts, 1-6).
It almost feels like a touch…