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Carol Breen

PhD Student

Research Subject and Interests

I am interested in examining the classification systems that exist within screendance and, through practice, to challenge the purpose they serve. To investigate the role technology plays in liberating practice from fixed classifications through live mixing, re-ordering, digitally manipulating, mirroring and multiplying.

Through practice-based research I am interested in the digital unconscious and how this might be used to liberate practice from unhelpful categorisations. I adopt an anti-technophobic position whereby technology is embraced to find hidden traces in movement, uncovering usually unperceived details. Working in and around the peripheries of screendance, I am interested in exploring the broader category of ‘moving-picture dance’.

Biography

Carol graduated with an MA in Communication Design (Distinction) from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London (2012) and holds a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from The Limerick School of Art and Design in Ireland (2004). She has presented my work at Lightmoves Festival of Screendance Ireland, Faultlines Irish Design Conference and most recently at The International Image Conference as part of the Liverpool Biennial. She is an Associate Lecturer in Graphic Design at The University of Lincoln and a Visiting Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth.