Research

“All times are transitional. But at some crisis times like this one, politics is defined by a collectively held sense that a glitch has appeared in the reproduction of life. A glitch is an interruption within a transition, a troubled transmission. A glitch is also the revelation of an infrastructural failure.” Lauren Berlant, 2015

‘How should the foam-like phenomenal form move without the wave?’ Rumi, Mathnawi

Dominique is currently a doctoral researcher in art practice at Goldsmiths University of London. Her research project The Space of the Nameless looks at threshold states and phase transitions in the nondual spiritual traditions of Advaita Vedanta, Sufism and Buddhism. Through dissolution, rapture, flow states and altered consciousness, she investigates the notion of liveness. Liveness is a sensorial and intimate quality of relation with animate and inanimate entities, which has the possibility to transform ‘ways of seeing’ in the vicinity of art works.

Selected talks, lecture-performances and residencies:

2020 International Choreographer’s Week 2020, Dans Brabant, Tilburg, NL

2019 Artist in residence, Cloud DansLab, The Hague, NL

2019 Old Lands, New Ground, Association for the Arts of the Present (ASAP), Tai Kwun Centre, HK

2019 Futures of the Real, Goldsmiths Post Graduate Research Symposium, UK

2018 Compost, Composition, Constellation, Practice Research Event, Goldsmiths University, UK

2018 Intelligent Futures, CHASE Conference, University of Sussex, UK

2018 Theorem: Doctoral Research in the Visual Arts, Cambridge School of Art, UK

2018 Invention Creativity and Research Award, Goldsmiths Univeristy of London

2017 Sacred Places, Liverpool Hope University, UK

2015 ‘Body in the Contemporary City’, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona.

2015 ‘Beyond Contamination‘, Performance Studies International PSi Conference | Aomori Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.

2015 ‘Where to? The future of walking arts‘, Falmouth University, UK.

2014 Berlin Butoh Festival, round table moderator, Berlin.

2012 – 2015 Butoh Embodied Research project, supported by Lisa Ullmann Scholarship and Yoshito Ohno and the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, Japan.


Futures of the Real, Goldsmiths University, 2019
Research presentation / guided meditation / MARs gallery space, 2019
‘What do we know about Free Time?’ research / ICE Award
Liquidity Movement Research at the Floating University, Berlin 2018

Butoh workshop and lecture for Dance Foundation Course, Harare Zimbabwe