The journal isse "Notation" is concerned with how artists are involved in developing unique approaches to the documentation and transmission of hteir work. The contributions to this issue rangee across the field of contemporary live performance, including music and with a strong focus on dance, a field in which notation also has an important history. Most of the contributions you will encounter inside this issue do not discuss 'notation' explicitly, but address topics that share features with notation-related practices often at the friction point between artistic intention and embodied knowledge; presence and cultural memory. Themes connecting the material in this issue with notation include reconstruction, feedback, standardization, traces, interfaces, glossaries and emulation. The special, condensed design of this issue aims to assist the reader in exploring thse realtionships.