Zoë Poluch has the unique capacity to make the most simple questions into complex investigations, and thus the format of a bio into an impossible endeavour. Her practice spans from instigating practice based collaborations to dancing poems about dance, in a detour across stage performances, sound choreographies and movements of the social life. Her deeply critical eye for the contemporary dance scene is based on a long term and practice-based interest in the moving body. As she teaches, dances, talks, writes and thinks, she does it with a precise gymnastics of the senses. Zoë completed her masters degree in choreography at DOCH, Stockholm in 2012. Since then she has not developed one distinct choreographic interest or signature, but instead experiments with the different shapes of writing, dancing, organizing symposia, performing, collaborating, choreographing, reading and talking.
Zoë Poluch & Cara Tolmie Sensory Literacy
Sensory Literacy is a moving-into-writing-into-speaking score practiced and developed by dancer and choreographer Zoë Poluch and Cara Tolmie, artist working with performance, experimental music and moving image. The score offers a way of translating embodiment, of documenting the sensation of experience, of materializing time travel. In practicing and performing the score (it was used in the performance “Aphelion Slip”) we wonder how the sensory choreography given by the composer is a form of writing and if the sensory experience had by the receiver a form of ‘reading’. How might we see the material produced from this practice as a map of associations, of potentiality and translation? What might this tell us about the condition of our bodies both as readers and writers? What do we lose or gain through this mediation via individual interior experience? What does it mean to relate to this mediated testimony?