Ania Nowak. EXERCISING ATTENTION
Concept, choreography, performance: Ania Nowak
Lecturers: Allison Peacock, Richard Pettifer
Artistic advice: Alice Chauchat, Siegmar Zacharias
Thanks to: Agata Siniarska, Katharina Greimel, Yvonne Rainer
The starting point for researching on attention was a set of vintage lectures on zen buddhism. According to the buddhist philosophical premise, mind is not spirit as opposed to matter, i.e. mind is only a faculty or an organ, like the eye or the ear. The research takes the consequences of this approach into a practice of seeing and thinking dance.
The research presentation juxtaposes a discoursive and non-discoursive orientation around the mind as an organ.