Dr Marisa Zanotti is a Reader in Choreography and Digital Technologies and an award winning artist-researcher. Her work has consistently investigated the cultural significance of the body in new knowledges generated by choreographic practices, this includes exploring how these knowledges might interface with popular culture. Her practice-led research is driven by a fascination with relationships between bodies and evolving technologies, analogue and digital mediated through a choreographic lens (1987–present day). Recent work includes The Pan’s People Papers (2015) with choreographer Lea Anderson and Entangled (2018) with classical composer Matthew Whiteside. She is currently developing a new moving image project, Spirit Merchants. www.marisazanotti.net
Marisa Zanotti Scores, Stills and ScreensDocumentation in Artist Doctorates
This reflective essay considers how documenting might be made to work strategically in the doctoral process. The writing explores three functions of screen documentation: Documentation as a research practice; documentation as evidence of a performance or process; and documentation as an integral strategy in the final presentation/ defence of a thesis. The essay draws on thinking about documentation and subjectivity by artists and documentarians such as Babette Mangolte (1978) and Becky Edmunds (2007) and cites examples of documentations of different kinds of live events. The essay includes original scores that link recording technologies to creative process, these scores are designed to open up thinking about documenting in both studio research and recording final performances.