E-motional Landscapes

Human navigate in spaces throughout mapping. These maps are constructed in our brain to direct and identify spatiality. Maps like landscapes, are build in the cognitive, kinetic and sensorial memory of the brain, unconsciously. They content not only physical characteristics of the spaces, but also emotional and imaginative factors, which makes the brain understand spaces. These imaginative maps are often very much different than the actual physical space is, because the imaginative maps are formed with multi-sensorial experience base and the perception is always through the body that moves in space. In this sense, hence moving body with sensorial awareness, shapes its perception of the space. The moving body is in the center of engagement and experience, as well as in-between the physical and imaginative spaces. Like Arendt (1958) describes: space exists only when body appears. Therefore all these maps are in relation to moving body that transforms the spatiality around constantly. This project examines the connection between imaginative and emotional perception, and the actual physical space throughout moving body. It researches answers to the questions about perception of realities in their characteristics. This action of sensing and mapping the space is visualized with technology like motion capturing system. It presents invisible landscapes of mind from the dancers, anticipate the movers way to create mapping of the space and reveals how to maneuvering in spatiality happens by the dancers in real architectural space as well a sin connection to their own perception. E-motional landscapes opens up the various aspects that constitutes the act of mapping like the primar human condition to direct towards light, emotional traces, forms, colors, sounds and social memories. These all together form the constantly transforming and evolving landscapes in the brain of the moving dancers. 

Concept and choreography: Outi Elena Valanto  

Dancers (Tallinn, Aug/19): Karolin Poska, Sylvia Köster

Dancers (Düsseldorf, Oct/19; Tallinn, Mar/20): Deva Schubert, Eleonora Siarava, Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez

Visuals, sound and interaction by, respectively: Stephan Jürgens, Raul Masu and Jochen Feitsch

Moving Digits: Augmented Dance for Engaged Audience. Project no. 597398-CREA-1-2018-1-PT-CULT-COOP1, co-funded by Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme, 2018 – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union.