The artistic practice underlying this project is primordially Calendar Variations (by Douglas a.o.) and its iterations. Calendar Variations (2010 onwards) is a new body of visual artwork that takes as its starting point Calendar, a score for an activity developed in 1971 by the artist Allan Kaprow, as well as observations made in The Artistic Turn (Coessens, Crispin & Douglas 2010).
Transbody is a follow-on project from Rebody, which was performed at the 2010 ORCiM festival. Transbody will be a major performance, in which Rebody algorithms are used to expose a dancer to an experimental setup, challenging the dancer to transpose his or her body into a visio-acoustic constellation. The effect will be that through artistic transformations a new experience of what a 'body' can be will be introduced that potentially will trigger the creation of new artistic patterns.
Switched-On is an ensemble for new music with digital and electric instruments launched in autumn 2010. The ensemble consists of members of the Swedish Ensemble Ars Nova, including its artistic director Stefan Östersjö. The overarching artistic concept of the project is to further investigate digital and electric instrument through the interaction between composers and performers.
The project 'Mapping Silent Aspects of Music Performance Lab' starts from the elaboration and creation of an experimentation platform for artist-researchers to explore the importance of and to experiment with the non-sounding elements of music practice/performance. This lab is a technical as well as a conceptual platform, offering both aspects of support. It is a joint project by the designer of the lab Juan Parra Cancino, artist-researcher, composer and guitarist, and Kathleen Coessens, artist-researcher, philosopher and pianist, relying on their respective expertise in electronic music and conceptual mapping.