In Transit: Sensorium Gymnasium

Here’s a summary of developments so far by Catherine and me for our explorations at Sydney Performance Space, July/August 2009 Research Question: How do we stay in touch with who we are in essence, at the level of the body,

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In Transit: Sensorium Gymnasium

Here’s a summary of developments so far by Catherine and me for our explorations at Sydney Performance Space, July/August 2009 Research Question: How do we stay in touch with who we are in essence, at the level of the body,

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Post-Bundanon Reflections: Some threads

Here are some threads that I’ve pulled out from my Bundanon experience, that Ive been turning around in my head over the past week since the workshop. ATTENTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES for an aesthetics of touch, movement and proprioception: having and/or developing

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Post-Bundanon Reflections: Some threads

Here are some threads that I’ve pulled out from my Bundanon experience, that Ive been turning around in my head over the past week since the workshop. ATTENTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES for an aesthetics of touch, movement and proprioception: having and/or developing

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Cultural influences and the senses

…the idea that consciousness is a culturally shaped phenomenon and gives some interesting examples of how different senses are emphasised in different cultures and therefore give rise to different understandings of the world.

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Cultural influences and the senses

…the idea that consciousness is a culturally shaped phenomenon and gives some interesting examples of how different senses are emphasised in different cultures and therefore give rise to different understandings of the world.

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Openings (Thursday)

Our heat weary bodies gathered slowly, quietly in the day’s cooler opening to travel again to Bundenon. I hadn’t been looking forward to this second part of “The Situated Body” until to my great relief Jonathan invited me to join

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Openings (Thursday)

Our heat weary bodies gathered slowly, quietly in the day’s cooler opening to travel again to Bundenon. I hadn’t been looking forward to this second part of “The Situated Body” until to my great relief Jonathan invited me to join

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The Situated Body: Listening in and out

Jonathan’s workshop ‘The Situated Body’ invited to develop a response to our experience in the land around us, based on the sensitivities we’ve been developing towards our bodily experience. I was interested structuring attention across internal and external environments, drawing

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The Situated Body: Listening in and out

Jonathan’s workshop ‘The Situated Body’ invited to develop a response to our experience in the land around us, based on the sensitivities we’ve been developing towards our bodily experience. I was interested structuring attention across internal and external environments, drawing

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The Situated Body – invitation, play and attention

We rose early in the morning to avoid the heat of the midday sun and travelled back to Bundanon to continue the Situated Body workshop. Equipped with cameras, water bottles, sunscreen and hats I invited Maggie and Biz to join

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The Situated Body – invitation, play and attention

We rose early in the morning to avoid the heat of the midday sun and travelled back to Bundanon to continue the Situated Body workshop. Equipped with cameras, water bottles, sunscreen and hats I invited Maggie and Biz to join

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The world in my brain and my brain in the world

Maggie led a workshop today about attention and the brain.  She described the way we create new neural pathways by actively bringing attention to something new. This is a big part of feldenkrais – but also very reminiscent of John

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The world in my brain and my brain in the world

Maggie led a workshop today about attention and the brain.  She described the way we create new neural pathways by actively bringing attention to something new. This is a big part of feldenkrais – but also very reminiscent of John

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ASTRONOMIC TECHNICS (Wednesday)

Our afternoon, in my experience, was about MAKING REAL OF SENSING TECHNOLOGY. I was aware of the extent of preparation undertaken by each maker. Each one intently busy, doing, setting up, and I felt touched by this. We gathered around

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ASTRONOMIC TECHNICS (Wednesday)

Our afternoon, in my experience, was about MAKING REAL OF SENSING TECHNOLOGY. I was aware of the extent of preparation undertaken by each maker. Each one intently busy, doing, setting up, and I felt touched by this. We gathered around

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Situated Body 2

This morning we had an unusually early start, rising with the sun and heading over to Bundanon to resume Jonathan’s workshop. I started off where I had left, walking up the Amphitheatre Track. I passed by the tall spindly tree

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Situated Body 2

This morning we had an unusually early start, rising with the sun and heading over to Bundanon to resume Jonathan’s workshop. I started off where I had left, walking up the Amphitheatre Track. I passed by the tall spindly tree

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The plasticity of the brain and learning

PALM TO PALM A seemingly simple exercise in pairs. Sitting opposite each other within arm’s reach, pressing palm to palm. Maggie’s only instruction. We wait … A listening … tremulous vibrations in Jonathan’s fingertips … tiny shifts back and forth.

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The plasticity of the brain and learning

PALM TO PALM A seemingly simple exercise in pairs. Sitting opposite each other within arm’s reach, pressing palm to palm. Maggie’s only instruction. We wait … A listening … tremulous vibrations in Jonathan’s fingertips … tiny shifts back and forth.

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Temporary intervention

The Situated Body workshop was lead by Jonathan…. and so we headed off in the direction of the Bundanon homestead to choose a site with which we could find a place that felt familiar, and carry out an intervention on

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Temporary intervention

The Situated Body workshop was lead by Jonathan…. and so we headed off in the direction of the Bundanon homestead to choose a site with which we could find a place that felt familiar, and carry out an intervention on

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Touch, making contact: fingers, palms, arms and pelvis…

Maggie introduced her Awareness Through Movement class this morning, with a presentation on neuro plasticity: the structuring of experience within the brain, and the influence of Brain-Derived Neutrophic Factor (BDNF). I don’t really understand how it works but she seemed

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Touch, making contact: fingers, palms, arms and pelvis…

Maggie introduced her Awareness Through Movement class this morning, with a presentation on neuro plasticity: the structuring of experience within the brain, and the influence of Brain-Derived Neutrophic Factor (BDNF). I don’t really understand how it works but she seemed

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