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The Improvising Eye: Genesis

Mauricio Martinez

Published: 2010-08-30

VIDEO: Part 1 of 5 in a documentary series on the ICASP project's objectives, research, and progress to date. An introduction to improvisation as a social practice and to the nature of the project is the focus of this entry. TEXT: An artist's statement by creator Mauricio Martinez.

Available Files

  • Part1Genesis-MMH264.mp4

    89 MB | video/mp4

  • improvising_eye_artist_statement.pdf

    58 KB | application/pdf


Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis