School of Health in Social Science

Minor Movements

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Erin Manning writes:

  • Minor movements are not ours to make so much as ours to attune to
  • A curatorial process for the activation of minor movements requires an attunement to the conditions that select for artfulness
  • An attunement to artfulness opens the work to its more-than 
  • The more-than is what is curated
  • An environment is activated, an enlivening of an ecology
  • With the enlivening comes a felt experience of time bending
  • Time bending moves experience to its emergent unfolding
  • In this emergent unfolding we are not spectators
  • Emergent unfoldings affect the environment they co-compose
  • We are part of that co-composition
  • To compose a minor movement is to be composed by it
  • A curatorial process for the activation of minor movements requires an active shift in the presupposition that there is a field of art and a field of life
  • The political runs through the differential that is composed when the binary between art and life is undone
  • What mattters is not whether it is art, but how it shifts the conditions of experience
  • When art becomes the way and not the endpoint minor movements become orientors for processes to come.

 

Stone wall with monumnets and carvings
Image credit: Ilona Suojanen

Related links:

https://sites.uniarts.fi/documents/16257/462727/Abstract_Erin+Manning.pdf/60756761-ffb8-4c2b-b2b0-2610deaa4af0

http://erinmovement.com/collective-dreaming

https://onlineopen.org/how-the-minor-moves-us-across-thresholds-socialities-and-techniques