Patricia Vane from the Netherlands is Artist in Residence at Konstepidemin in April

Patricia Vane

I am working on an ongoing research in which art and science are being cross-linked. My current focus is a deep commencing on the mechanics and motives of movement to observe one body in its environment. The purpose of this research is to strive for a fulfilling way of living. How do I get happy? What is happiness? How do I live a satisfying life? What does that mean, satisfactory? These questions are to be answered by perceiving the behavior of a body in its time and space.

My research question this residency is: How can we educate a body in moving most effortlessly and efficiently* by scrutinizing how we learn? (* also be read as naturally and unspoiled)

Movement lab – Invitation

Patricia Vane is starting her days of the residency with a practice, body based exercises, using techniques from yin yoga, Feldenkrais’ Awareness Through Movement exercises, anatomical training on myofascial level, Laban Movement Analysis and meditation.
Please feel welcome to join. We will be playing around with how different bodies move around and we are going to look at individual anatomical structures as ability or disability to perform certain forms and actions.

No prior experience required. Bring comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. Studio open at 9:30. Drinks and snacks available.
For more info and sign up (not obligatory):

Dates & time:
Wed-Fri (12 – 14 April): 10.00-12.00
Mon-Thu (17 – 20 April): 10.00-12.00
Mon-Thu (24 – 27 April): 10.00-12.00
Guest Studio 2, Konstepidemin

Schermafbeelding 2017-03-21 om 11.37.38, screenshot Macbook from screenshot from videoplay. Video is documentation performance Original Position at 13Festivalen, Göteborg, 2015. Video by Aleksandra Rommer.

Differentiation and the acknowledging of differences
How can we confront ourselves with concepts as segregation, discrimination and popularity and how we can solve the suffering that comes from it? To answer I am drawn by the idea of finding a natural, original, unspoiled behavior of my body. I have named it Original Position. The term I have also found in ‘A Theory of Justice’, a vision on jurisdiction, a work of political philosophy and ethics. It describes that depriving oneself from certain knowledge could help in building a more fair society.

To find the Original Position I’ve started to seek for point zeros in motion, physically but also mentally. A blank, empty, natural or unspoiled state.  I’ve discovered that to get to a blank state un-learning is an exigency. How to un-learn is depended on how you are learning and how you are constituted. In physical exercises I am analyzing my movement behavior by acknowledging my anatomical shapes and muscle memory to reveal the educated behavior and get to the original position.



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