This collaborative practice-based research project has had an impact not only on the artistic practices of its creative leads but also on the scholarly practice of its academic researcher. Here, Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska has manipulated a selection of her own rehearsal photographs as a preliminary exploration of the challenges of archiving the moving body through the medium of the static image. Each double or triple exposure is a practice-based attempt at thinking through a movement and/as its own becoming. In this way, these images are an example of how Zosia’s research practice is beginning to evolve towards ways of doing as ways of knowing.
The body and the archive
Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska explores some of performance scholar Diana Taylor’s ideas around the body and the archive and their relevance to the project.
Rehearsal, 14 August 2020
These photographs were taken by Zosia Kuczyńska during project workshops and rehearsals at Dance House on 14 August 2020.
Rehearsal, 3 September 2020
These photographs were taken by Zosia Kuczyńska during project workshops and rehearsals at Dance House on 3 September 2020.
Portrait: Zosia Kuczyńska
Zosia Kuczyńska is an academic and poet, specialising in the literary archives of playwright Brian Friel.
Jessie Keenan notes, 5
In this extract from Jessie Keenan’s project notes, Jessie maps out a version of how she visualises the different stages of collaboration in the life of a live performance work.