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Special Event – Visible Chaos
March 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenters: Phoebe Brown
Visible Chaos explores the potential for using complex mathematical systems to inform choreography. The mathematical equations researched in this piece inform the space, structure, movement, sound and direction of the final choreography. Visible Chaos works to merge two opposing disciplines in the hope of developing new choreographic structures whilst successfully representing complex mathematical theories in practice.
For her first Arts Practice PhD performance, Phoebe Brown, has worked interdisciplinarily with dance and mathematics to create a process performance choreography that visibly represents and embodies the dynamics of a chaos system. Process performance, a key theme of the piece, is illustrated in the representation of chaotic systems through dynamic spatial patterns; the sound playing the numeric solution of the equation and the choreographic devices. These devices, acting on behalf of the variables, make the shifting spatial patterns visible, so that mathematics becomes visible as choreography. For this piece, performed by the second year BA (hons) Contemporary dance students, the process of the chaotic system exists as the choreography itself.
Admission is free and all are welcome.