Marguerite is a UK based choreographer and PhD candidate at DeMontfort University. Her work uses technology in developing materials and explores the solo as a means of practice.
How do you use CAP?
I use it as a way of moving through a process alongside using a camera as an external witness.
Initially I used the names of the CAP facets instinctively. As my thinking about technology as a system of ‘enframing’ is developing I have thought about technologies of the self as practices that are productive.
I now use CAP as a system that achieves/produces something. It has its own logic and I can place that onto my ways of working. I find it useful as an external form of logic that frames that which I have/am and allow myself to be manipulated by it.
What does this mean for your process?
CAP allows me to know where I am from a temporal point of view. This is useful because I can just be in a creative space. It doesn’t need to produce something at this stage. I am just doing it.
In an adapted form I have used CAP with Pilates teachers and this generated strong emotions. It opens different parts of our holistic self. The psychological dimension comes forward as a consequence. It moves us.
What benefits does this have?
CAP sits in the field where the practice is an embodiment of the research. I love reading and being involved with ideas. CAP allows me to stay in my body. I’m learning what it means to articulate from the body.
The use of mark making raises lots of questions for me. But because the body and movement are so much a part of me, finding another way of putting that sensation out there is a useful ‘othering’. For me, to be in-dialogue-with is a key aspect of solo practice.
CAP enables differentiation and layering of concepts. It is a way of bringing awareness to the layers. It is a process of excavation.