Carol Brown Field Guide for Choreography as Research1
A field guide for wayfaring through the creative and institutional spaces of choreographic practice as research must necessarily be mutable, mobile and capable of weathering change. Through Choreography as Research Practice, the traditional character of knowledge is usurped by a refusal to distance thinking from moving, knowing from being, thought from the material specificity of bodies. This work recognises that knowledge always has a material as well as conceptual reality. In posing problems through dance as aesthetic, ethico-political and intellectual enquiry, research becomes activated through diverse terrains requiring topographical know-how. Becoming a wayfarer proposes a choreo-philosophy that involves mobilizing, mapping and writing simultaneously in relation to spaces and kinesthetic topographies.