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landscape architecture, art, urban design

Performance Research

Performance Research

Methods for Writing


Philadelphia, PA

Methods for Writing explores how landscapes and environmental constraints influence the way people feel in public space. The performance work in this series explores movement as a method for generating space in the urban environment. This series of experimental pieces mediates relationships between boundaries and a verbal score.

For each performance work, the performers exchanged verbal cues to direct movement in a specific environment (in this case, the paper). The performances made a relationship between the score and the bounds of the space visible. Through this process of exchange, the 'creation' of space is released from the control of a single actor. By responding to the subtle gestures and actions of each performer, together the performers create the material conditions of the environment.

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