writings

The Body of the Audience – A thesis on the activation of the audience:

‘The Body of the Audience’ was written as bachelor thesis at ArtScience Interfaculty (2013). In 2015 the thesis was published by Lambert Academic Publishing (ISBN-10: 365978737X). In this work Ludmila draws attention to the conditions and processes lived by the public when in contact with an artwork or performance. She takes a holistic approach, dealing with the sensual, psychological and social aspects involved in the artistic experience.

‘The Body of the Audience’ questions how traditional exhibition spaces established a mode of appreciation (based mostly on cognitive-historical contextualization of art) which doesn’t necessarily provide a direct experience. Whereas the public is conditioned to a certain submission, kept in a safe distance – which ultimately may cause the loss of engagement and of meaning. The role of the senses is as well emphasized as an essential process, which the audience should become aware of. Download PDF.


Blogs:

Sharing Motions (on my research and notes on haptics and body awareness)

Fietsen en Broodjes (impressions of a carioca in The Netherlands – Portuguese only)