A CHOREOGRAPHIC LESSON FOR THE FAINT OF HEART AND POETS OF THE HERE THE NOW THE YET TO COME by Mor Demer
240 x 320mm, 160 pages, Single colour printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2023
This publication presents research conducted by choreographer Mor Demer over two years, in the frame of the exerce MA in choreography and performance (National Choreographic Center of Montpellier / Occitanie). Against the backdrop of her artistic process, Mor Demer unfolds a reflection on the production and configuration of choreographic materials, as well as on the body and the practices and fictions of which it is composed.
"This is an archaeological site of unwritten futures. It is about what is present in what I want, it is also the vibration of the absence that exists in what I want. The void of the plentiful potentials I desire. The research has its curves. By applying abstract reasoning to my life, I learn through the action of doing, doing a lot. Our teachers come in many forms. Moving pace after pace into practice through process and the process of a process, reducing it all to arrive at the essence, to the gold I am mining. Within this archeological dig, I am uncovering and articulating my artistic process through my curiosity as a dance maker/choreographer. As a maker, I am spreading an eclectic rainbow built from all sorts of artistic influences, practices and encounters. The connections between the references can be condensed and scattered incidentally next to each other. I see that this merging of eclecticism could be translated into any other artistic platform. Believing that what is nomadic can be productive, as we witness the process, its questions keep on moving.
Here, dancing practice becomes a written authorship. Taste yourself. There is a reflexive state of mind that allows for a greater comprehension of the experience. I will be master-baking this thesis with faith and alchemy."