Browsing by Subject "neurodiversity"

Sort by: Order: Results:

Now showing items 1-3 of 3
  • Bisset, Christiana (2019)
    The contested practice of dowsing is a technique for searching for underground water, minerals, ley lines, or anything invisible, by observing the motion of a pointer. Throughout this process of artistic research, I have developed my own relationship to the method of dowsing. This paper illustrates a landscape which has become through and with this method. The movement of dowsing rods is simultaneously an expression of your own knowing, as it is an indicator which you can analyse for new results. Information can be seen as multidirectional as it seemingly flows both from and into the body. As such it breaks down the linearity of knowledge production and reception, rather suggesting a form of fluidity. Throughout this paper, I will question what it might mean to know or believe, given the challenges which face us, in an age of fundamental change. Looking in detail, at the way in which dowsing is understood in popular culture, and layering with my own experiences, this thesis seeks to unpack the nature of a binary in which some knowledges are centralised in order to establish a realm where others might only be considered as 'alternative'. I will propose that the nature of this binary is both gendered and ableist, and that the exclusion of perceptual and bodily based knowledges, has a significance in how we might approach our ecological condition. After presenting this analysis on the state of knowledge and truth, with reference to the post-structuralist turn and the so-called 'post-truth' era, this thesis will explore how my own investigation in contemporary performance responded to the complexities of truth and fact in the age of climate crisis.
  • Trento, Francisco (2020)
    This article presents a glossary of protocols for dis(abling) artistic research in academic institutions to activate a forum for institutional critique. It focuses on crafting spaces that foreground non-ableist modes of existence and socialities. The protocols welcome useless failures—not feeding a neoliberal discourse of coaching. Non-normative body-minds are experts in failure. Pressured by growing productivity requirements, art education institutions standardise deadlines, the measurements of research impact and their spaces. These constant readjustments are based on flawlessly able bodies. The protocols highlight invisible disabilities, especially considering the neuroqueer subjectivities in art schools.
  • Nowack, Maia (2020)
    This is an art-pedagogical thesis that is a continuation of a process of artistic-pedagogical practice as inquiry grounded in my work in Winter 2019-2020 at a vocational special education training program in contemporary dance, where I co-taught with fellow Dance Pedagogy MA student Mercedes Balarezo. Through this process, I came to clarify that I was focusing on what reflections, perspectives, and/or questions emerged when I aimed to artistically-pedagogically explore states of presence in a way that enabled students to be as they are. I was and am not aiming to somehow describe or phenomenologically research the students' experiences or states of presence, but rather to see what reflections, challenges, possibilities, etc. came from a pedagogical process in which my intention was for the students to do that first-person exploration in a way that didn’t demand a certain way of being. I also do not want to generalize anything within this project to any sort of defined populations. My goal is rather to use the intertwining of mine and the students' reflections with existing discourse to open further conversation amongst dance pedagogues. I will discuss elements around exploration, the unknown, reflective practices, and visibility. I am working within a larger context of disability studies, neurodiversity, and mad studies, as well as existing developments and work around disability and/in dance, not in order to make any claims about disability (which is already something that escapes definition) and dance, but rather to bring to the surface questions or approaches that I believe are important to dance pedagogy in many contexts.