Möbius Devices is a performance practice as research developed through the MFA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, which interrogates the tensions between somatic, sonic, and cyclical processes in a space of collaborative mediation with technological devices.
As a performer and researcher, my desire is to develop, with professional collaborators, a modular methodology which can include a wide range of audience, able and non-able people, young artists and different cultures, to expand the shared agency to different viewpoints, voices, and lexicons. I can foresee developing from a performance practice to a methodology that can be taught via workshops and seminars modules, presented in high-schools, engaging with a diverse range of local communities.
The research explores the potential dissolution of boundaries through amplified listening experiences, to cultivate interconnectivity, proximity and intimacy in a performative arena. Engaging with a somatic approach to voice through cyclical methodologies, this thesis illustrates the personal journey of a rigorous and disciplined practice of wondering, where the continuous questioning has been at the base and at the end of a self-generative process of creation.
The practice generated methodologies of amplified sensing through headphone listening, the stage becomes a place where agency is shared, and where the audience witness performers in the act of creation of imaginary, sonic and physical-scape.
A collaboration of human and non-human, performance as a medium for liveness, real-time composition, to foster the conditions for the variety of materials and identities to unfold and expose. As a Möbius strip, which has no end and no beginning, the research is still alive and generates questions as propellers for new beginnings.