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APPRAISERS/ Quim Bigas Bassart/ Tuesday, 11th of October 2016, 20:30, Dancehouse Lefkosia

APPRAISERS
Quim Bigas Bassart

Tuesday, 11th of October 2016

20:30

Dancehouse Lefkosia

Tickets €5

appraisers

APPRAISERS

An appraiser (from Latin appretiare, to value), is one who sets a value upon property, real or personal [Wikipedia]

The project APPRAISERS explores the ramification of formats, concepts and methodologies that deal with information and data in the present using different modes of producing. It is a choreographic practice that is relevant and applicable to many fields. Through the development of skills and rules it aims to make visible the existence of presence as well as empowering the idea that we are “makers of our own reality”:

“That we do not discover reality but rather invent it is quite shocking for many people. And the shocking part about it — according to the concept of radical constructivism — is that the only thing we can ever know about the real reality (if it even exists) is what it is not. It is only with the collapse of our constructions of reality that we first discover that the world is not the way we imagine.” Paul Watzlawick, “On the Nonsense of Sense and the Sense of Nonsense,” 1995

Through the new information era we have gained the capacity of being prosumers. So far presence as a concept is in continuous dialogue between our producing body and our environment; dealing with the capacity of staying and being able to inform yourself amongst the context that you inhabit. Due to the existence of many emerging technologies and devices that facilitates a diverse approach towards embodying presence, “just” being here-now is becoming more complex than ever. The compulsive desire and presumption to share information and experiences via social media platforms has become a routine part of daily life. The eye then becomes a filter, a discerner of what is of value. These new behavior affect our capacity to observe, behave, understand and experience. This domestication of social media provides an easy di-attachment towards the physical places we inhabit.

After this two week residencies at Dancehouse Leftkosia, a perspective of the project will be shared:
APPRAISERS/Explain is one ongoing format which is trying to make sense of the project by a possible activation which is shared with a group of people. So far, the movement of making sense is intrinsically related to the choreographical aspect. The choreography, then, it is in the movement of making connections, of becoming, of triggering places and thoughts that were already there but perhaps where not attended… How do we talk? How do we untalk? How the way we talk and construct an order of language shapes our reality?

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