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No Context: Curatorial Writing & Contemporary Dance

Mohr-Blakeney, Victoria (2015) No Context: Curatorial Writing & Contemporary Dance. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Mohr-Blakeney, Victoria
Abstract:

This research explored the function of curatorial writing in the context of contemporary dance and examines the complex relationship between embodied practice and textual discourse. In this research I used a post-structural lens to identify some of the core elements at play in the interaction between writing, embodied practice, and the archive, drawing on the work of dance scholars, performance theorists, and post-structural theorists to expose this complex interaction. I then applied these theoretical considerations to the creation and production of a dance exhibition catalogue. Curated by the Nomadic Curatorial Collective (Erin McCurdy, Victoria Mohr-Blakeney and Cara Spooner) No Context a performance and accompanying catalogue re-imagined the form of the dance catalogue and the relationship between curatorial writing and dance. This publication served as a case study, which explored the ways in which the dance exhibition catalogue can support embodied practice.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contemporary Dance, Embodied Practice, Textual Discourse, Writing, Nomadic Curatorial Collective, Performance, Catalogue
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/291

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