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"Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath"

Ashworth, Jenn, Gere, Charlie and Rohr, Doris (2017) "Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath". LUNE, 00 (1). pp. 72-97. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The text "Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath" is a deliberately unconventional approach towards 'academic writing'. With reference to writer/philosopher Helene Cixous and Jacques Derrida in particular, this text addresses a creative and hybrid practice of words and drawings. Freeing up the stilted conventions of writing in academic contexts informed Rohr's practice-based PhD research project "Drawing on Nature: the Legacy of John Ruskin’s Cosmos" which led on to this new text. The relationship between writing and drawing is of particular concern, alongside other narrative formats of drawing. The article seeks to balance forms referencing script, alphabet or pictorgram with visuals, mostly drawings. Further reference is made to Henri Michaux and Josef Beuys.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Text Writing Drawing Poetry Sign Affiliations Networks Memory
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:39077
Deposited By: Ms Doris Rohr
Deposited On:07 Dec 2017 10:40
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 10:40

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