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Since arriving back from the summer I have embarked on a “EPIC” research into choreography. And “EPIC” as I have Simon Critchley’s questions of “how to life?” and “how to love?” resonating in PETERs head.

So to answer the call to life I choreographically answer with “Metachoreography”. A choreography spanning from now until the end, with a multiple of choreographic “Things” umbrellaed enveloped within.

I will link and list some of the material from the projects and things below but before PETER would like to share with you a short description of PETER’s research project presentation.

EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER
48hrs nonstop contemporary dance

DAY01
18.00 the opening
DAY02
13.00 the research presentation*
18.00 the workshop
DAY03
16.00 the auction
18.00 the closing
*Invitation only

“EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER”, is a durational performance lasting 48hrs, on day one the performance starts as a solo on day two the performance invites others to join in a workshop/performance on day three everything is sold leaving the performance rendered unperformable.

When you enter the room you are greeted by chaos papers, white sheets, furniture, black bags, food, clothing, soil and more things covering the room, PETER wanders the landscape disappearing and appearing. As you wander the space you start to have the notion that this is not chaos at all but that everything has its reason even if you don’t know its logic.
As things change and move you realise that there is a sense to the madness
PETER is a fictional character Peter Mills created to performance the role of artist. PETER becomes the brand which extends the self into third person.
The piece began its life as research which was embodied as a piece entitled “20 minutes”. “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” starts from where “20 minutes” left off, with research into ethical practice as a way of survival within the spectacle of the theater.
video, images and texts on 20 minutes
http://peter20minutes.tumblr.com/ password simon
With “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” PETER’s research begins to look at the common, group mentality, duration and pre-post-capitalism with a focus on Self-help support groups, The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 Strasbourg, slow violence and Simon Critchley’s Mystical Anarchism.
DAY01
18.00 the opening
The 48hr performance will bring the notion of product closer to life, as audience members wander in and out with leisure of this world of ever changing and shifting landscape of disorganization. The observers lives become entangled with the ethical practices imposed upon them entering “EPIC, the last dance movement. PETER”.
DAY02
13.00 the research presentation*
Because some individuals are invited to “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” as a research presentation their gaze causes them to see “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” as a research presentation. Things become research documentation and practice. “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” becomes research, past, present and future.
18.00 the workshop
The open invitation to the workshop shifts the observer interminably into the practitioner. But “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER” continues parasitically hosting and leaking practitioners.
DAY03
16.00 the auction
Until like the tick (Ixodoidea) catching is eggs inside the body of the mother providing food, security and warmth, the space and resources loss their necessity and become void of true value and are sold on, and clearing all debts with the nihilist markets of capitalism.
18.00 the closing
The space is voided, emptied, cleaned and returned to its original state. Removing all traces of “EPIC, the last dance movement.PETER”.  As if it had never happened. Nothing to grasp.

So here comes the list:

The Reformulation handbook, 2013. PETER and the Post-reformulation circle at dans ❤ Stockholm.

Archive of ongoing research and objects created by PETER

Rewritings by PETER of others stuff

This is stuff not by PETER or SIMON

See you around PETER