Material: Dancers and Technology
The body is traditionally the focus in dance, but for some artists what’s important is the body in relation to other objects and materials. Originally an aerialist, Emily Aoibheann is forging a unique practice that is both somatic, and dependent on equipment and physical environment. Her research brings her into close proximity with urban and wild contexts. In this episode, Rachel introduces Emily to award-winning author Mark O’Connell, author of To be a machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death for a discussion around our relationship with technology and materials.