Erin Manning



Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:10pm
Erin Manning will present a lecture "Choreography as Mobile Architecture" on Thursday, November 15 at 4:10pm in the Scheler Family Humanities forum, Linderman Library, Room 200. 
Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the director of the Sense Lab (, a laboratory that explores the intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement. In her art practice she works between painting, dance, fabric and sculpture ( Her writing addresses the senses, philosophy and politics, articulating the relation between experience, thought and politics in a transdisciplinary framework moving between dance and new technology, the political and micropolitics of sensation, performance art, and the current convergence of cinema, animation and new media. Her publications include Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009), Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2007) and Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2003). Her presentation will explore how choreographic fields generate their own forms and forces of movement.
Co-sponsored with Art, Architecture and Design, Philosophy, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Women's Center