Trained in piano and dance, biochemistry and math, history and philosophy, Anya has spent much of her trajectory trying to synthesize these intellectual and aesthetic ideals into sonic-somatic composition and conceptual art. Influenced by diagrammatic notation of Cardew and Cage, of contact improv’s Underscore, and early 20th Century Russian mathematics, Yermakova works with aleatoric performance groups using her own “energy diagrams.” This form of energetic visual mapping serves as a blueprint to guide improvisation and can be interpreted by classical musicians, folk musicians and dancers alike. Most recently she has started using interactive technologies to create the energy diagrams live in response to sound and movement.
Yermakova’s CMP capstone project involves collecting experimental data including regulated biofeedback, improvised recordings, and ethnographic video and audio. This data will be examined from the intuitive observational perspectives of Russian mysticism, European analytic philosophy, European phenomenology, and Medieval Arab scholars. The aimed outcomes are principally an interactive installation displaying the data, and a performance, demonstrating embeddedness of a non-origin-specific history of science, where the highlight is pervasiveness of the intuitive.
External Links: http://www.anyayermakova.com