Research Material = What I like

Antonio Damasio: Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain / Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain / The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness / Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain / Damasio’s Error and Descartes’ Truth: An Inquiry into Consciousness, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Methuen Drama) by Dario Fo and Joseph Farrell
The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children by Torkel Klingberg
What’s Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot
Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development by David Price
The Developing Brain by Michael Brown, Roger Keynes and Andrew Lumsden
The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are by Daniel J. Siegel

From Sharon Smith
“When life is understood from a collective rather than individual perspective, time becomes the necessary link in the process of communal growth and renewal. Within the aesthetics of the grotesque we choose immersion over defensiveness. We can exaggerate incompleteness, process and change whilst maintaining ambivalence towards time and ultimately towards ‘death’. The unruly body breaks down the boundaries between itself and the world outside it. Transgressive women never escape their vulnerability. Because they are ambivalent they are open to conflicting appropriations. These conflicting appropriations are surely nourishing a fertile ground for a new social order, and equip us better than the out dated dryness of post modernism’s intellectual reluctance to say anything. Instead of the artist deferring herself from the images and actions she creates, a subtle but fundamental shift in her self image is that she is not deferred or absent, but she is so overly present that she loses specificity.  The veil of post modernism has at what must be its natural end a liberal, passive, UN involved body that remains safe or politically correct in performance. Political correctness imposed upon any land means people will not tell their own stories. There will be no place for who they actually are. Post modernism is dead and so too must be the deadpan nonchalance of its performers especially its women.

A chapter from the thesis by Sharon Smith / writing about Katie’s work

Its not what you do its the way you do it

Shaorn Smith  / Chapter 2: A Brief History of Presence.

“The entry of performance into art is not indicative of artists turning towards theater forms or conventions but rather of a resistance to the containment and fixities in ‘conventional’ art and theater”.(Sharon Smith)

Sound music sonic

Brain chemistry

Brain/Drugs/Mind

Damasio lectures

  Evelyn GlenTED Talk: Brene Brown on Charles Limb – Your brain on improvisation She can dance

A funny moment in the life as he lived it – John Cage

Teaching the music / Alive inside

Performers =What I like