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Most common source of knowledge in contemporary society is content provided on Internet. Development of technology provides practices like online shopping, computer games, online sex, work from home, social networks…, which all reduce the need for everyday body movement.

By combining performance, sound and text, this video work questions the influence of the character of the movement in de-integrating, reintegrating and reinforcing the understanding of the written language. Sources of the text are two categories of the google analytics: most googled How to question and most shared site on social networks (referring buzzsumo.com) about the most searched term. Another source of the text is a script of the biographical film that shows a person in the moment of sudden losing ability to move. Movements are based on Laban movement analysis, the technique that all human movements characterizes by: space (direct or indirect), weight (strong or light) and time (sudden or sustained).

Body as a human’s feature raises the question of undiscovered possibilities of physical engagement as a way of existence and a means of cognition.

The work was made as a part of the CreArt AiR residency at Bluecoat – Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts.

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