Translucent surface/Quiet body, redistributed
'Translucent surface/Quiet body, redistributed' is a dissemination of artistic research investigating drawing as a choreographic activity and bringing attention to the material, visual and haptic organisations of moving-drawing in relation to gravitational force and surface dimension. Working in residence and on a large table-like construction at the dance research centre L'Animal, Celrà in Catalonia, a moving-drawing body was recorded from beneath the receiving surface of the elevated table-top, offering an inverted view of surface contact between static and moving surfaces, between paper-glass and skin as the performing body worked low and close in the horizontal plane. The exposition presents a choreographic view of findings and highlights emergent coinciding capacities of surface (paper, glass, skin, screen) to support, receive, record, touch and display. Art historian Leo Steinberg’s notion of the ‘flatbed picture plane’ (1972) was reconsidered within a choreographic practice and research of moving-drawing relative to gravity, orientation and distribution of data. The exposition over the two-dimensional online page presents another surface on which to distribute observations, notes, findings as extended making-thinking, as documentary work-surface - and as flatbed.