Caroline Bergvall, Writing Gestures

At its root, the gesture of writing is a gesture of tracing. The writer starts to exist in this moment of tracing. As such the trace of writing isa performative act which can be connected to the temporality of a physical body. In this performative talk, Caroline actualises and expands on some of the material and philosophical questions that tie gestures of inscription to the development of a text, and in what ways performing a text can in turn inscribe the material shadows of physicality back into writing.