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Elizabeth Kane

MA work

Future Present: Choreographed Anticipation(s)

"In anticipation we are conscious of the “not-yet” in the unfolding of the present. However, this sense of the unknown is often biased towards certain outcomes, or built from a structure that indicates the possibility that something is soon to happen — as a means of inciting tension, or to yield dramatic effect. In a process of re-coding continually the embodied dynamic of becoming can be thought of as radically anticipatory, in that it is orientated towards the future without an end goal governing its emergence ­­— the linearity of moving from beginning to end is disrupted, as ‘end’ is not pre-configured."

Future Present: Choreographed Anticipation(s)
is a collection of essays, interviews and collaborative works that respond to the subject of anticipation. Through differing approaches the subjects have been chosen for their relation to time, suspense and tension, and are influenced by the topics relationship with affect, the body and the perception of events. Tacking between past, present and future each of these works are concerned with differing narrative capacities of anticipation, and ask questions of anxiety, nostalgia, embodiment, rupture and pleasure.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2017

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Art and Visual Culture University of the West of England, 2013