ABOUT

ABOUT

Teoma Naccarato is an interdisciplinary artist/scholar working at the intersection of choreography, technology, and performance philosophy. Her works for stage, screen, installation, and page investigate the body and identity in digital culture. Naccarato’s choreography has been presented internationally at venues such as SummerWorks (Toronto), Tangente Danse (Montreal), Rapid Pulse (Chicago), the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (Montreal / Rio de Janeiro / Bogota), ReNew (Copenhagen), Lake Studios (Berlin), and HfMT (Hamburg). Recent publications are featured in peer reviewed journals such as Performance ResearchTempo,Leonardo, and Performance Philosophy. As a Visiting Professor in Dance at various universities, Naccarato has led undergraduate and graduate level courses in choreography, contemporary dance, intermedia performance, screendance, and performance philosophy. Naccarato holds a PhD from the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University (2019), an MFA in Dance and Technology from the Ohio State University (2011), and a BFA in Dance from Concordia University (2004). She presently lives in Berlin with her cat, and zooms around the world on a daily basis.

CURRICULUM VITAE

BACKGROUND

ARTIST/RESEARCH STATEMENT

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

CHOREOGRAPHY

CHOREOGRAPHY

The performances and installations below involve dancers, musicians, video projection, and biosensing technologies, presented in a range of audience configurations: in-the-round, 1-on-1, backwards through mirrors, live streaming, etc. Click on the images below for descriptions, videos, and images from each piece.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

As a dance scholar, Teoma Naccarato engages with feminist, new materialist, and process philosophies to interrogate the sensing and representation of bodies and movement in different disciplinary contexts. Her writing has been published in  journals on dance and somatics, movement and computing, and performance philosophy, reflecting the trans-disciplinary scope of her artistic and scholarly research.

Naccarato, T. and MacCallum, J. (2020) ‘Cutting together-apart (une greffe)’. Performance Philosophy 25 (5), In Press.

Naccarato, T. (2019) “Re/contextualization: On the critical appropriation of technologies as artistic practice”. PhD Thesis. Coventry University, UK. [Summary]

MacCallum, J. and Naccarato, T. (2019) ‘Collaboration as Differentiation: Rethinking Interaction Intra-Actively’. Performance Philosophy 4 (2), 410–433.

Naccarato, T. and MacCallum J. (2019) ‘The Touch of the Stethoscope : Shaping Context in Intimate Performance’. TEMPO 73 (287), 71–75                                              

Naccarato, T. (2018) ‘Artistic Practice as Research: A Genealogical Account’. in A World of Muscles, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance [online] ed. by Ellis, S., Blades, H., and Waelde, C. 435–455.   

Naccarato, T. and MacCallum, J. (2017) ‘Critical Appropriations of Biosensors in Artistic Practice’. in Proceedings of the Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). held 2017 at London. 

Kirk, P., Naccarato, T., and MacCallum, J. (2017) ‘Intimate Listening’. Performance Research 22 (3), 57–60      

Naccarato, T. and MacCallum, J. (2016) ‘From Representation to Relationality: Bodies, Biosensors and Mediated Environments’. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices 8 (1), 55–70

Naccarato, T., MacCallum, J., Boudou, L., and Pelinka, S. (2016) ‘Peripheral Encounters’. Leonardo Gallery Pages 236–245                                    

MacCallum, J. and Naccarato, T.J. (2015) ‘The Impossibility of Control : Real-Time Negotiations with the Heart’. in Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. held 2015. 1–8

MacCallum, J. and Naccarato, T. (2015) ‘Choreography and Composition of Internal Timein SIGCHI Collaborating with Intelligent Machines Workgroup. Held Seoul, South Korea

PROJECTS

iii-iii-iii.org

III is a long-term artistic research and creation project developed since 2014 by choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum. A key performer in III is the heart: materially and metaphorically, the heart inspires questions about corporeal boundaries, agency, mediation, and representation. The website for III serves as a living archive with documentation from performances for stage, screen, installation and page, and also provides a window into the sustained process of III, traversing themes such as: reproducibility, entrainment, materiality, temporality, impossibility, and multiplicity – all in relation to the heart.

provocations.online

Provocations.online hosts an ongoing series of calls for multi-modal provocations on topics related to the sensing and representation of bodies and movement across disciplines.

In 2018 Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum initiated this project with the question: “What escapes computation in interactive performance?“. Provocations were invited and shared online, and in the context of the Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO) in Genoa, Italy, via a Roundtable of the same title (extended abstract available here).

The following year MacCallum and Naccarato were joined by Jessica Rajko in posing the question: “What aspects of your practice/research are invisible to your collaborators?“. In addition to the online provocations, the trio facilitated a Roundtable at MOCO 2019 on the topic of: “Generative Tension in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration“.

This project is ongoing, and additional Calls for Provocations are forthcoming.