Susan Kozel is known for artistic and philosophical work applying phenomenology to a range of sensory, affective and somatic practices. For the past two decades she has worked at the convergence between dance, philosophy and digital technologies. She is a Professor with the School of Art and Communication at Malmö University, directed the Living Archives Research Project funded by the Swedish National Research Council (livingarchives.mah.se) and is now establishing a research network called Live Theory. Her publications include the monograph Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology (MIT Press, 2007) and many shorter pieces (susankozel.com).
Susan Kozel, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Jeannette Ginslov, Keith Lim Conspiracy Archives a process archive of an archival process
This resource reflects artistic research into archiving a choreographic process using digital and analogue materials (including bodies). It is a process archive of an archival process, structured around Critical Questions, Process Notes (taking the form of phenomenological writing and visual imagery) and Design Prototypes. The artistic research at the centre of this resource is the production of a Mixed Reality (MR) archival complement to Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir’s performance of Conspiracy Ceremony – HYPERSONIC STATES. The archival work is called Conspiracy Archives and it is currently in its final prototype phase, almost ready to tour either independently or along with the live performance. It is created by the collaborative team of Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir (choreography), Jeannette Ginslov (visual capture and editing), Keith Lim (visual processing and programming) and Susan Kozel (project coordination, philosophy and concept). This resource integrates the voices of the collaborators using words, still images, video and design prototypes.