Artworks-Spawning-Artworks: Trans-Disciplinary Approaches to Artistic Spin-Offs and Evolution in the Dance and Digital Context
A ‘spin-off’ in the context of publishing and broadcast media is well understood, as is the acknowledgement that each generation of artwork can inspire, generate, or ‘spawn’ the next. Embedded in the discussion about ‘artwork-spawning-artwork’ is a concern that any new creation might be a lesser dilution of its parent artwork. However, the process of ‘spawning,’ when it involves digital outcomes, can potentially extend the lifecycles of embodied artforms and allow for widespread dispersion and accessibility of an artwork in its new iteration. This paper explores artistic ‘spawns’ in terms of artistic evolution, lineage, and lifespan. As understandings of dance expand to incorporate new technologies, cross-discipline collaborations invite new interpretations of what constitutes a primary source within a networked, creative, and embodied environment.
Thanks to Steph Hutchison, Peter Divers, Richard Burt, Deanne Czarnecki, Jordan Kaye, Thomas Ingram, Kieren Wallace, Deakin Motion.Lab, and Motion Bank.
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