Emergent Compositions I Workshop (2019)

Emergent Compositions
Workshop at Studio 3, Utrecht, Holland, 2019*



Emergent Compositions - Workshop

Emergent systems of composition are, for me, time-based reiterative systems which allow the emergence of patterns, orders and a progressive transformation of the materials at work by means of repetition of gestures, movements, actions or behaviours.
These systems can either be found (because already there) or they must be conditioned/created/stimulated, which entails a practice of probing the necessary conditions for emergence.
In this workshop I will propose to work with both models: on a first stage we will work from a given situation and, on a second, we will condition/create together a situation from which we will work on following the same logic.
We will work in rounds and make a break after each exercise to discuss it. At the end we will extend the discussion and compare both models, share our impressions and thoughts about it.
This kind of work demands patience, listening and the acceptance/trust that a state of not knowing can perhaps bring up something interesting and unexpected. We go slowly and together, growing as a collective which emancipates after sometime and finds its own rhythm and way of working.
These exercises are tools for research and art composition.


Studio 3, Utrecht, Holland, February 2019.



* Video Stills & Photos: Vera Sofia Mota. 


© Vera Sofia Mota 2017