Chance Encounters Between Body And Buildings:New Technologies In Architecture And Dance

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dc.contributor.author Spurr, Samantha en_US
dc.contributor.editor Kirsten Orr, Sandra Kaji-O'grady en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T06:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T06:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007001195 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Spurr Samantha 2007, 'Chance Encounters Between Body And Buildings:New Technologies In Architecture And Dance', AASA & UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-5. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-9802840-401 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/7395
dc.description.abstract The fields of dance and architecture initially seem in direct opposition a?? one dedicated to movement and the other to stasis. In many ways dance appears to hold the many qualities ever beyond architecture; the opportunity of flight, of a??livenessa??, of the ephemeral. Importing ways of thinking as well as doing from dance into architectural practice is conditioned through the shared focus on the encounters between bodies and spaces. In grappling with the impact of new technologies on the design process, new kinds of movement and spaces are being produced. A key tactic that has emerged within both fields is that of chance. This is arguably the most radical shift that has occurred in the architectural design process. As well as the growing explorations of interactive, multi-media and virtual technologies in dance performances, has been the expansion of notational and choreographic programs that utilize unpredictability. The move toward abstracted systems in these programs endeavours to incorporate energy, force, direction and intent, opening up choreographies to undetermined movements. In this context what dance may provide for architecture, are methods that respond to the difficulty in retaining the animate body in the virtual acrobatics generated by new, generative, architectural programs. In this paper I will be examining the transformation of the architecture drawing through generative modelling programs based in indeterminacy. The implications of these new methodologies in terms of the design process and the animate body, are viewed in relation to dance experimentation in this area. By specifically looking at the digitised body geometries of choreographer William Forsythe, I hope to open both fields to new encounters between bodies and buildings. en_US
dc.publisher AASA & UTS en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://hdl.handle.net/2100/496 en_US
dc.title Chance Encounters Between Body And Buildings:New Technologies In Architecture And Dance en_US
dc.parent Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia Annual Conference (AASA) en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 5 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location UTS en_US
dc.for 120100 en_US
dc.personcode 034232 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Architecture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia Annual Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20070927 en_US
dc.location.activity UTS en_US
dc.description.keywords dance, architecture, chance, multimedia, virtual technologies en_US
dc.staffid 034232 en_US


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