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date: 02 December 2020

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This article traces the lived occurrence of a spontaneous, improvisatory event. Using choreographer Jeanine Durning’s performance of inging as both a touchstone and a springboard, the affects of spontaneity are transversally mapped through a variety of generative operations. This diagrammatic approach reveals a topology of entangled concepts that convolve to a biogrammatic hypothesis on the in situ fielding of composition. Concepts such as the quasi-cause, counter-actualization, the concresence of prehensions, middling, stuttering, thermodynamic entropy, proprioception, far from equilibrium states, risk-taking, and machinic autopoiesis are folded into a speculative proposition on the forces that potentially excite an affective event through the practice of improvisational composing.

Keywords: diagram, biogram, quasi-cause, spontaneity, practice, stutter, event, autopoiesis, proprioception, choreography

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