The Minor Gesture
Erin Manning is University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University. She is the author of several books, including Always More Than One: Individuation's Dance, also published by Duke University Press.
Choreographing the Political
Working from Ido Kedar’s Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison, chapter 5 explores the concept of movement in the context of autism, asking how movement choreographs experience in a neurodiverse account of the everyday. The chapter returns to earlier concepts developed elsewhere in Manning’s writing, such as preacceleration, the interval, and choreographic thinking, in order to begin to develop a critique of agency as the director of movement. Agencement is foregrounded as a concept that better attends to the ecological orientation of neurodiverse movement. The link to the political is made here in terms of what agency leaves out in the context of how movement moves us.