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 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.