Coding in Movement

Recurso 21

Coding is the process of categorizing and making sense of your research data. This exercise will help interpret your data through movement and images – watch what else comes out when you embody your codes…

Recurso 14

Written by

Kirsten Williams

Edited by

Anna Wohlrab and Gioel Gioacchino

Developed by

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Our Experience Using this Technique

The inspiration for this exercise came about in the middle of a workshop with Hector Aristizabal – a theatre practitioner working with methodologies such as theatre of the oppressed, theatre of witness, and rituals, among other things. Movement is a big component of Hector’s work. During the workshop we played with creating images and shapes with our body, alone and with others, while moving through the space. Hector encouraged us to take on different postures and remember the posture so that we could go back to it and create a series. He wanted to encourage us to tap into the language of the body and he referred to each position as a ‘code’ – at this point we thought ‘coding!’. Could embodying research codes help us discover something new?

Since then, we have piloted the exercise to find that coding with our body can be very insightful…

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