Body state

For the first time in weeks, no, months… I’ve had a day of being body-focused. although, its taking some time to switch out of previous work modes and into this one. this morning began with Catherine leading a session centering

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Body state

For the first time in weeks, no, months… I’ve had a day of being body-focused. although, its taking some time to switch out of previous work modes and into this one. this morning began with Catherine leading a session centering

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meeting other bodies

Today the iron wood ensemble who are in residence over at Bundanon’s other site came to visit.  They are a group of classical musicians who are here to experiment and try out new repertoire and new ideas for three weeks. 

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meeting other bodies

Today the iron wood ensemble who are in residence over at Bundanon’s other site came to visit.  They are a group of classical musicians who are here to experiment and try out new repertoire and new ideas for three weeks. 

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Con-Straining (Wednesday)

We enter a process led by Catherine, in which we are invited to work with clay to create a body. The sensation of drying wet clay on my skin is unpleasant, while the experience of a body growing beneath my

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Con-Straining (Wednesday)

We enter a process led by Catherine, in which we are invited to work with clay to create a body. The sensation of drying wet clay on my skin is unpleasant, while the experience of a body growing beneath my

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Self Portraits

Bundanon is a great place to think about (and through) the body.  Fresh air, horizon, river swimming, good food – all condusive to feeling pleasure in being a body in the world. Today I made two self portraits.  Catherine ran

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Self Portraits

Bundanon is a great place to think about (and through) the body.  Fresh air, horizon, river swimming, good food – all condusive to feeling pleasure in being a body in the world. Today I made two self portraits.  Catherine ran

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are you feeling yourself today?

Catherine blindfolded us today and asked us to make ourselves in clay.  I thought of myself lying in bed.  I always lie on my side. Unable to see what i was doing my felt-sense of the volume and shape of

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are you feeling yourself today?

Catherine blindfolded us today and asked us to make ourselves in clay.  I thought of myself lying in bed.  I always lie on my side. Unable to see what i was doing my felt-sense of the volume and shape of

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Machine sense and felt sense … playtime!

An opportunity to play with a range of sensor-based prototypes/tools and costume. The session was structured so that each person had 3 minutes to try out a prototype, followed by a quick group discussion. Somaya offered “Idio”, an apparatus that

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Machine sense and felt sense … playtime!

An opportunity to play with a range of sensor-based prototypes/tools and costume. The session was structured so that each person had 3 minutes to try out a prototype, followed by a quick group discussion. Somaya offered “Idio”, an apparatus that

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Distinct Body 2

Working with clay – what a treat! I absolutely loved it. I felt like Auguste Rodin, shaping human form out of a lump of clay, so malleable, yet requiring physical force, an engagement of the whole body not just the

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Distinct Body 2

Working with clay – what a treat! I absolutely loved it. I felt like Auguste Rodin, shaping human form out of a lump of clay, so malleable, yet requiring physical force, an engagement of the whole body not just the

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RIVERSDALE, BUNDANON, TUESDAY, BLISS

RIVERSDALE, BUNDANON, TUESDAY, BLISS Can aspects of Awareness through Movement® be applied in the creation of interactive artworks to broaden the scope of the artwork and expand the individual participant’s experience of the work? In our initial discussions about TTTB,

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RIVERSDALE, BUNDANON, TUESDAY, BLISS

RIVERSDALE, BUNDANON, TUESDAY, BLISS Can aspects of Awareness through Movement® be applied in the creation of interactive artworks to broaden the scope of the artwork and expand the individual participant’s experience of the work? In our initial discussions about TTTB,

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Distinct and Situated Bodies

The first full day of the second TTTB comprised of the ‘The Distinct Body’ lessons with Catherine Truman and my own experimental approach, ‘The Situated Body’. Compressed, expanded, heavy, symmetrical, light, small, large….these are some of the words we have

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Distinct and Situated Bodies

The first full day of the second TTTB comprised of the ‘The Distinct Body’ lessons with Catherine Truman and my own experimental approach, ‘The Situated Body’. Compressed, expanded, heavy, symmetrical, light, small, large….these are some of the words we have

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Listening to the wind in the leaves…

…and thinking about observing my breathing. Attending to the sounds in the landscape, and realising I could bring the same quaity of openended attentivness to sensations inside my body. Observing breath (something I’ve been interested in with a previous interactive

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Listening to the wind in the leaves…

…and thinking about observing my breathing. Attending to the sounds in the landscape, and realising I could bring the same quaity of openended attentivness to sensations inside my body. Observing breath (something I’ve been interested in with a previous interactive

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experiential anatomy and the situated body

EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY In the act of drawing my own body outline and skeleton, i found myself ocscillating between drawing from the felt sense (how my imagination traced the edge of the body, the weightiness of bones and flesh pressing into

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experiential anatomy and the situated body

EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY In the act of drawing my own body outline and skeleton, i found myself ocscillating between drawing from the felt sense (how my imagination traced the edge of the body, the weightiness of bones and flesh pressing into

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Drawing from the felt experience of my bones

This morning’s workshop with Catherine: Drawing a life-size outline of my body, then filling it in with bones as they felt to me. We were instructed to focus on drawing from experience, and not worry about what what we think

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Drawing from the felt experience of my bones

This morning’s workshop with Catherine: Drawing a life-size outline of my body, then filling it in with bones as they felt to me. We were instructed to focus on drawing from experience, and not worry about what what we think

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