Possible Bodies

Extreme disarticulation

Item number: 011
Item title: Extreme disarticulation
Author(s) of the item: Stamatia Portanova
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 2013
Entry of the item into the inventory: 5 March 2017
Cluster(s) the item belongs to: Segmentation

(E)xtreme disarticulation (the cutting of a continuity such as that of movement into discrete independent units) allows a proliferation of infinite possible relations. What can be philosophically salvaged from techniques of digital video editing, motion capture notation, choreographic software, after recognizing the technical limitations presupposed by these applications, is a movement concept as a mode of thinking movement that opens up some possibilities to wider potentials. Within technology’s limited parameters and ways of working, there are ideas that are virtually infinite.

Stamatia Portanova, Moving without a body (MIT Press, 2013)