Shifting States with Meg Stuart (2014)

Drawing on Catherine Malabou’s essay ‘Ontology of the Accident,’ Meg and Frank speak about ‘destructive plasticity,’ arising specifically in relation to trauma or neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, as a change in who we are that is so great that we become other to ourselves. They contemplate death as a breakdown in the harmonious unity of the body and Meg reflects on her engagement with states of being in her practice, whether experienced as rapidly changing or prolonged, and reveals how she chose the name Damaged Goods for her company. This recording is a series of excerpts from a longer conversation between Meg Stuart and Frank Bock.

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Catherine Malabou, Ontology of the Accident

This talk was part of Crossing Borders and WinLab 2014, and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.