Text that could be used during the performance, while addressing the topic of germ plasm and biotechnology:
“The new technologies are making their greater ‘progress’ in plant biotechnology and reproductive technology – the boundaries between what is, and what is not nature, what is and what is not right are being redrawn.” (to be said in a scientific positivistic tone)
IMPORTANT TERM TO BE INVESTIGATED:
claim to ownership by separation : parallel to Divide an Conquer
22-06-2019 FROM DONNA HARAWAY LECTURE:
Distinguishing society in two :
1) Cold Society – (regenerative movement)
tribal – aborigines culture – slower – rooted in place like plants and trees – darker – eye adjust to dimmer light.
e many times the many rhythms – the more than one stories – non-capited non-industrial – information exchange (internet- tutorials on the net?) socialites – collecting – giving and sharings – belonging to the people – to survive and trive – the house (or the studio) can be another skin of my body
2) Hot Society – (reductionist movement)
in constant turmoil – zooming ahead into the future – zooming into the working of “nature” - PROGRESS for better, more comfortable - advanced – the throw away world – the updating system – contingent – technology as an act of domination – repeating and going home – you are a stranger in your land – the hero prick story
The house (or the studio) as the container that holds the things, my things, away from the rest of the world. Or the house (or the studio) as my second skin?
Mechanical movements could then be considered that range of action which requires a lot of muscular effort and strength and also a lot of body control, In dance I can think of Ballet, CRAMP, but also in other body based practices: Body Building.
My plan is now to go to mediathek and research if there is anything on the internet relating to this topic. Not necessarily dancing bodies but also workers bodies, military bodies – industry, agriculture, factory, shopping.
Sum up of some interesting reductionist view on biomechanics: ‘De Motu Animalium’
Borelli began this text by dismissing the Aristotelian notion that animal spirits ow to the nerve ends and cause the movement of body parts. Instead he proposed that the muscles constitute the machine, or the motor, of the body’s movements. He classi ed the mechanics of themuscles according to the di erent geometrical shapes of the bresthat contract and expand. is allowed Borelli to calculate the movements of the fibres on the basis of Euclidean proportion theory. Euclid’s second book on geometrical algebra was particularly relevant for Borelli in this study, since, for example, he could articulate geometrically his argument about how tendons and fibres contract according to their shapes.