Thinking Together

Rhythm-Expression 3

Thinking Together – Discussion

Thinking Together

Thinking Together

  • The workshop will be in English

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Rhythm has emerged as a transversal concept for the expression of time in a few manifest historical moments (1750, 1880-1920, 1970, and now) across the arts, poetics, philosophy, and social science. When rhythm is wrested from the established notion of measure in music, a perplexing diversity of terms, instruments and practices unfolds, situating it between a manner of flowing (ruthmos) and an order of movement, proportioned figure (metron), in “the gray gap between black beats” (Nabokov). Idiorhythmy, vibration, refrain, duration and slowness, disjunctive metronome, synchonization and rhythmic semantics, are some modes of rhythm’s expression that a group of choreographers and performance artists are investigating at P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios in dance and music workshops and theory seminars (February -June). During MaerzMusik, they will continue their inquiry into the following questions. Why, and in which conceptions and practices of rhythm, do we isolate rhythm as a parameter, and when and how must we account conversely for its transversal and intermediate status? Beyond a phantasmatic object for “a phenomenology from your window” (Lefebvre), how can rhythm proffer an analytical instrument? If acceleration and ex-temporization characterize the current rhythms of freelance work, are there other rhythms we ought to produce and embody if we are to act upon our collective individuation?

In the third session, P.A.R.T.S. group of choreographers and performance artists will recast their inquiry in a few performative materials and exercises, including a discussion.

“Thinking Together”
consists of two parts:
SAT 12 & SUN 13 March, 12:00–18:00
Conference “Time and the Digital Universe”
MON 14 to FRI 18 March, 10:00–18:00
Workshops, seminars, projects
Registration for the work groups is kindly requested:

Curated by Berno Odo Polzer

“Thinking Together” – the discourse format is dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of time in its socio-political, philosophical and artistic dimensions. Consisting of lectures, workshops, public talks and experimental settings, the project provides time and space to reflect current time-related issues together with international guests from the fields of philosophy, political and social science, cultural studies, computer and neuroscience as well as music, dance, performance and visual art.

The opening conference under the title “Time and the Digital Universe” investigates new forms of digital time, their structures and ramifications, followed by a host of different projects between 14 and 18 March. Amongst the topics are current politico-philosophical imaginations of temporality, non-linear concepts of time, the notion of rhythm as an analytical tool, as well as the differing time practices of the arts, philosophy and science.

Hosted by P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios (Vicente Colomar, Talia De Vries, Klaas Freek Devos, Bryana Fritz, Susanna Hood, Patrik Kelemen, Naïma Mazic, William Ruiz Morales, Azahara Ubera Biedma, Bojana Cvejić and Tom Engels)