Lucy Kerr's Writing (10)

ESSAY// where do we begin?: Thoughts on Absence

This past February I travelled to Texas with my company of dancers to present a few different pieces. We performed 3 film and performance works in Houston and a performance piece in Austin at a gallery. One of our pieces performed in Houston was titled ‘while you were away,’ and explores absence. In ‘while you were away,’ there is film that mirrors the dancers on stage, at times it mirrors them exactly and at times it reflects what they are not and what they could be, what it…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on May 7, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

PROCESS// A Candid List of Inspirations

Films

At Sea by Peter Hutton

The Mirror by Andrey Tarkovsky

My work is particularly influenced by The Mirror. For me this is one of the most inspiring dance films. At the…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

PROCESS // Thoughts On Making Work

         

LOOK FOR ME (2016, 16mm) by Lucy Kerr 

         I am writing this article in response to some questions I’ve been asked recently: “what keeps you so disciplined,” and “how do you stay so focused on your work” and in general just questions regarding how to get…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on October 27, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY// In A Moment

         In this next series of writings I am revisiting last year’s research into Nietzsche’s doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, exploring what it might feel like to experience a moment. On a linear view of time, a view ingrained in the Western world and deriving from a Christian worldview, our perspective toward time is viewed as sequential moments leading to some kind of destination or ending. Each one building consequences upon another. Nietzsche rebelled against…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on July 1, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

ESSAY // I Should Like To Be This Landscape

“I should like to be the landscape which I am contemplating, I should like this sky, this quiet water to think themselves within me, that it might be I whom they express in flesh and bone, and I remain at a distance. But it is also by this distance that the sky and the water exist before me. My contemplation is an excruciation only because it is also a joy. I can not appropriate the snow field where I slide. It remains foreign, forbidden, but I take delight in this very…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on August 22, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

PROCESS // Expressing Some Kind of Nothing (III)

“...poetic images are imaginings in a distinctive sense: not mere fancies and illusions but imaginings that are visible inclusions of the alien in the sight of the familiar” Martin…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on July 19, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Expressing Some Kind of Nothing (II)

 

Tastumi Hijikata, photo by Eikoh Hosoe

“...that the spirit would take leave of all faith and every wish for certainty, being practiced in maintaining himself…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on March 30, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Expressing Some Kind of Nothing

photo from The Sacrifice by Andrey Tarkovsky

“Man is a rope, fastened between animal and superman – a rope over an abyss.  A dangerous going-across, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous shuddering and staying-still.” Friedrich Nietzsche

 

         As people, we are…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on November 26, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

PROCESS // Body Weather Workshop with Sherwood Chen: Images from Ourselves

Body Weather Workshop with Sherwood Chen, photo by Shige Moriya

       Sherwood Chen’s Ludus Lab workshop at CAVE home of LEIMAY was an intensive weekend of physical and rhythmic training, personal movement research and investigation, and…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on November 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PERCEPTIONS // "Mongrel" by Sherwood Chen : Dancing the In-Between

Sherwood Chen, photo by Shige Moriya 

         Sherwood Chen’s Mongrel presented at CAVE in LEIMAY’s At Home Series was an intimate invitation into the artist’s memories and relationships between cultural and personal experience. In light and darkness, moments of loss and of clarity, outward…

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Added by Lucy Kerr on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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