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Ejercicios de ocupación is the fifth title of Cuerpo de Letra collection, a series of studies focused on dance and contemporary thinking. In addition to recovering two texts by authors who have been key in the development of discourse on affects during the last decades (Brian Massumi and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), the book collects a series of new texts specifically written for this volume from the theory and theartistic practice.
These texts are intended to relaunch the debate about affections in the present moment. Recover consciousness on how our bodies are occupied and are able to deal with others, allows us to think about ways of making and living that do not reproduce the tautological assimilation between reality and capitalism.
Since language is also affective, Ejercicios de ocupación sometimes take a poetic tone. This is a set of rhythmic, anomalous and vibrational texts.
Contributions by Mary Zournazi, Brian Massumi, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Bartolomé Ferrando, Ixiar Rozas, Paula Caspão, Bojana Kunst, Isabel de Naverán, Aimar Pérez Galí, Itziar Okariz, Idoia Zabaleta, Pedro G. Romero, Mireia Sallarès, Quim Pujol.
A collaboration with MERCAT DE LES FLORS. INSTITUT DEL TEATRE
>> Ixiar Rozas is a writer and playwright. Doctor of Fine Arts (UPV-EHU), she is professor at MU-Universidad de Mondragón,and is part of the team of AZALA (Lasierra, Alava).
>> Quim Pujol is a writer, curator and artist. His most recent works are "Trance colectivo" (2014) and "ASMR del futuro” (2015). He is professor at PEI (MACBA) and, with Cristina Alonso and Marc Olivé, curator of “Secció Irregular” at the Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona [CdL#5]
[CdL#1] Agotar la Danza. Performance y política del movimiento
[CdL#2] Arquitecturas de la mirada
[CdL#3] Hacer historia. Reflexiones desde la práctica de la danza
[CdL#4] A contracuento. La danza y las derivas del narrar