THE TRANSPORTED BODY
The Transported Body, Methods for states of mind (running time 40sec). 2020 – ongoing
The Transported Body is a remote workshop programme developed by artist Luce Choules in collaboration with others. These conceptual performance methods use suspension, delay and consequence to explore states of mind.
The workshops planned at AADK (Centro Negra) for March, April and May are cancelled, and the rescheduled workshops now planned for June are currently on hold – more information soon.
Developed and led by artist Luce Choules, Immaterial Fields is a workshop programme exploring gravity, motion and stillness. The methods used are the culmination of the artist’s 10-year enquiry into The Body Holding Space.
“Interesting dynamics that promote deep listening and closer relationship of a group … a safe environment to express freely, dissolve in the landscape and in the words of others.”
“To listen. Birds, voices from the distance, a machine, insects. A bell telling me, framing the time that is passing by … The discomfort of my body, the resistance of my mind, the perception of this dark space – sometimes expanded, sometimes reduced … Perceiving, being present, becoming sensitive to what is there, and in us.”
“Thank you again for the workshop, I found it to be a really thought-provoking experience. The listening exercise in particular was very meditative, and I found that writing directly after that allowed me to collect my thoughts very easily and the writing I did then I was very pleased with.”
Developed and led by artist Luce Choules, this workshop opens up discussions around passivity – to be passive is to accept or allow what happens or what others do, without actively responding or resisting. In the practice of aimlessness, the person who has nothing to do and nowhere to go has time for everything and everyone.
Mentoring and coaching:
Choules works with artists to support their practice, including: critical feedback, work or project development, and ideas for documentation or publishing formats.
“My conversations with Luce are invaluable. She has a unique, gentle and intuitive way of enabling me to unscramble my thoughts. For many years she has helped me find meaningful frames and flexible structures to hold my projects and interrogate my practice as a whole. I can’t recommend her enough.”
“I think we have covered almost everything on my original list for the coaching – in this thorough reworking of the web site and the written work necessary for that, means that I think I have delved far more deeply into the subject and given my practice the direction it needs.”
“To be honest these sessions have gone better than I imagined!”
Individuals and groups:
For many years, they have been leading workshops across the Arts that deal with fieldwork, survey, mapping, documentation and writing. These have taken place with individuals and groups in organisations and institutions; also, in a range of indoor and outdoor environments.
Choules previously coordinated workshop activities at the Royal Geographical Society for over a decade as part of the annual Explore: expedition and fieldwork planning event, held at the Society’s headquarters in London, UK. Since stepping down to focus activities in their practice, other TSOEG artists now organise the Artists in the Field workshop – more details of Explore can be found here.