Body Weathering
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Weather is not an object experienced from a distance, but rather a medium in which every living being is immersed. This weather reporting views clouds as ‘containers of possibility,’ as an infrastructure for thinking about the body as a vibrant, experiential and living matter to reinforce a direct relation to nature – merging land and sky. Because environmental commitments are complex, I enter the challenge through exploring embodied modes of inquiry into urban-making using a corporeal relation to clouds and atmosphere, exploring their common materiality through a day’s workshop culminating into a performance (modes expressed as intermissions). The artistic research is grounded in a Butoh choreography practice called Body Weather, performing fabulations with clouds supported by theoretical roots in corporeal studies, vibrant materialities, environmental imagining, atmospheres and assembled relations. I engage with the question of how to curate a corporeal poetics in urban-making with clouds in mind, and what if bodily movements created atmospheres to ecologically live by? My intent is to cultivate an artistic embodied approach to urban-making, thinking through clouds and embracing the body as a refined medium for generating a poethic –poetic, political and ethical – entangle with space.

environmental artistic research

clouds

poethics

Butoh

urbanism

weather

embodied methodology

choreography

Author

Anna Maria Orru

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Architecture

Mistra Urban Futures

Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Art of Research VI Сonference 2017 - Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

HUMANITIES

Architecture

Performing Art Studies

Pedagogical Work

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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Created

12/13/2017