Husemann, Hay, process and practice

Just thinking a little bit about process and outcomes:

Their aim is not to repeatedly improve a work until it has reached its final state and to defend an unfinished work against possible critique. On the contrary, these projects call for thinking in different categories, which does not focus on the aesthetics of a full-length evening programme, but which considers the working process as an integral part or even as the essence of the performance.

— Pirkko Husemann, The Absent Presence of Artistic Working Processes. The Lecture as Format of Performance. http://www.unfriendly-takeover.de/downloads/f14_husemann_engl.pdf Here it is instead: f14_husemann_engl

And these were Deborah Hay’s precise words:

what I am learning is that my choreography is 90 percent the practice