The publication will be launched on Friday 25 November 2022, during a 48-hours happening with concerts, performances and an exhibition at CASSTL.
Book I - On Resonance: Scores & Notes
Contains a compilation of both personal notes on resonance and scores Eric Thielemans has written between 2020 and 2022 to invite the Other to explore daily magic and resonance in their practices.
Book II – On Resonance: Conversations
Consists of a selection of informal conversations amongst friends about how we prepare for, create, and maintain resonance in our daily practices.
"We all have a body through which we sense the world around us. One could see our bodies as vessels, spaceships, that allow us to explore a vast variety of modes of being. As human beings we are thrown into this world entering our diverse families and cultures in which a repertoire of ways of being are shared.
We shake hands this way, greet that way, walk this way, hold ourselves straight that way, share our excitement this way, dance in public sometimes if at all that way, sing out loud perhaps sometimes not too much this way, get crazy that way.
Resonance is a culmination of my life in and with music, wherein I explored and continue to do so, the many embodied ways in which we connect ourselves to both our inner field of experience, and the outer world in which we exist.
How to partake in this symphony of being, this dance of molecules that is happening inside and outside of us? Does it not at least sometimes makes you truly wonder whether there is such a clear separation between our so-called inner being and what exists ‘out there’?
And the moment of celebration as dance, does it come to us when we prepare and organise, or does it, more often than we’d like it, elude our grabbing and controlling tendencies? When does magic, that special experience of flow emerge in our contemporary daily lives?
And more specifically, how do we, artists, explore, invite and cultivate it today?
This book puts experience first. Experience makes us human. We know something is there, because we experience it. We hear whispers in the trees, the stars and the clouds. We see magic in the eyes of a cat."
__Eric Thielemans (Antwerp October 23rd, 2022)
This publication is part of the research project 'Techniques of Resonance' by Eric Thielemans at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
'On Resonance: Scores, Notes & Conversations' is co-produced by OORWERK, Track Report, CASSTL and Walter