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.
|Early online date||15 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||E-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". LUNE, 00(1), 72-97. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/39077/1/Dateofacceptance_LUNE%20journal.pdf