"Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath"

Jenn Ashworth, Charlie Gere, Doris Rohr

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    The text "Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath" is a deliberately unconventional approach towards 'academic writing'. With reference to writer/philosopher Helene Cixous and Jacques Derrida in particular, this text addresses a creative and hybrid practice of words and drawings. Freeing up the stilted conventions of writing in academic contexts informed Rohr's practice-based PhD research project "Drawing on Nature: the Legacy of John Ruskin’s Cosmos" which led on to this new text. The relationship between writing and drawing is of particular concern, alongside other narrative formats of drawing. The article seeks to balance forms referencing script, alphabet or pictorgram with visuals, mostly drawings. Further reference is made to Henri Michaux and Josef Beuys.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages72-97
    JournalLUNE
    Volume00
    Issue number1
    Early online date15 Nov 2017
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Nov 2017

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    Ashworth, J., Gere, C., & Rohr, D. (2017). "Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath". 00(1), 72-97.
    Ashworth, Jenn ; Gere, Charlie ; Rohr, Doris. / "Farewell Terpsichore – an improvisation on smiles, shadows and breath". 2017 ; Vol. 00, No. 1. pp. 72-97.
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