Chrysa Parkinson


When we were about to invite artistic researcher for Issue 0 my thought immediately went to Chrysa Parkinson and her research project Documenting Experiential Authorship. The project is in itself moving the boundaries within the field of research in dance. It puts the dancers practice at stake by discussing authorship and it challenges the doing in the actual here and now in relation to memory-archive and place-context. In the exposition Chrysa created for Issue 0 we move through a flow of images, words, text and voice.

Cecilia Roos, Editorial committee


Chrysa Parkinson is a Professor of Dance at Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH). She has worked as a professional dancer in the United States and Northern Europe with acclaimed dance practitioners, visual artists, film makers and curators for over thirty years. Her research focus is on the performers’ authorship and documentation of experience. Since 2011 she has directed the New Performative Masters education at SKH. Chrysa has been elected to the SAR executive board from 2019-2024.

Abstract: Layered, scattered and synthetic traces of a performer’s authorship. A series of harmonic partials. Materials include photographs, audio recordings and writings sourced from performances the author participated in between 2013–2017.

  1. Audio File: Sydney, Warsaw, Berkeley, 2016
    Sydney Biennale: Adrian Heathfield/Ghost Telephone, 2016
    Warsaw Museum of Modern Art: Boris Charmatz/Expo Zero, 2016
    Death of the Documenter: Family Home, 2016
  2. Photos (Zan Wimberly) of Sydney Biennale
  3. Photos (Chrysa Parkinson) of Warsaw Museum of Modern Art and Family Home
  4. Audio File: 7 Questions (4 voice recording), 2016-2017
    with embedded questions from: Ilse, Louise, Klara, Yari, Adam, Kim, Hanah, Andreas.
  5. Essay with Audio: Liminal Animates, 2015-2018
  6. Audio file: The Glitch, Chrysa Parkinson 2015