These days I am still thinking about how application writing is affecting the art and the artist. Therefore I am working towards writing a longer essay that digs deeper into the relation between how we choose who to fund and how that process has a long term effect on the art that gets made and the life and behaviour of the artist.
I made a facebook post sharing the poem like text from the previous blog post which led to interesting comments and chats exposing the symbiotic and almost loving relation that writing and dancing can have but also the vast differences between the two activities. Also the question of what is language came up and the struggles within academia to acknowledge movement as communication or even accept a conversation of what constitutes language, which is really fascinating and endless. Following that post I had two conversations-interviews with colleagues to get other points of view on writing in the context of applying in the performing arts field.
It's inspiring to talk to people. We have so much in common in our struggles dealing with what it means to be an independent choreographer/performance maker. I am looking forward to sharing more understanding and thoughts but at the moment I am almost overwhelmed by the amount of questions and topics that need to be addressed and defined before I can coherently share more.
So even though in my google drive folder titled WHY APPLICATION WRITING. There are already 11 pages of text discussing the issue from many different angles. The writing is tough!! Ironic and symbolic in relation to the topic at hand.