Broken is actually an engageable aesthetic as an alternative to the beautiful
Mathew talks about engaging with the ‘broken’ from a philosophical perspective
About the speaker
Matthew Gough is a dance artist and scholar based at the University of South Wales. Originally trained in musical theatre, Matthew developed an interest in contemporary dance during his academic studies which led him to study with renowned improvisation practitioners such as Lisa Nelson.
The daily practice of improvisation (physically and philosophically) is central to his choreographic and pedagogical work. It is from this perspective that he opens up his viewpoints on the ‘broken’. Approaches to improvisation offer more than fix or replacement to the broken, they can offer insight and knowledge of the surrounding conditions.
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It's in the things that we throw away that actually most of our knowledge exist, the knowledge of context. — matthew gough
If we only focus on the moment that the glass smashed, we forget everything else that led up to that moment and everything else that comes afterwards. — matthew gough
To say “it’s broken” implies it only ever had a single purpose. — matthew gough
The moment which the glass breaks reveals what was always there. It reveals the continuity. — matthew gough
Context is always equal to or greater than the instance in which something happens. Saying “it’s broken” only focuses on the one instance. — matthew gough