This is not My Body

Christos Polymenakos

1 August 2022

If “writing is the materialization of words in time and space,” paraphrasing the definition of dance by Merce Cunningham in M.S.Johnston’s, The Phenomenology of Dance, if “language is an event” as proposed in the field of Performance Writing as practiced in Dartington College of Arts, if “translation is an elusive process of transmediation”, if “writing and reading are physical processes and experiences”, what happens when the text writing is a contact improvisation jam of bodies/words of different materialisations subject to the input of the audience for both its current and succeeding performance? How does the documentation become part of the script becoming a score for all humans and non-human involved?




Christos Polymenakos