a body listening practice
Dates: 7pm Sundays 24th Jan - 28th Feb
Starting from previous research involving the activation via somatic practice of the whole body as a listening tool, this new Sonomateca series prolongs this journey by including clothing into the definition of what the body is. According to neurologists indeed, when our brain maps the limits of our bodies it does include our clothing too.
In these new episodes we will develop a Deep Listening practice to find out how sound resonates in that space in between our skin and our clothing and how the body, augmented by this artificial skin, senses the world. At the beginning of each one of these one-hour length sessions we will introduce participants to a specific topic that will be later developed.
- EP01: ShoesSun, Jan 24Live Zoom sessionJan 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMTLive Zoom sessionHow does a type of sole affect our ability to walk with tempo and speed, with a sense of being grounded and lightness ? Do we sense the transition between being barefoot and wearing shoes ? What body pattern do we develop by choosing one type of shoes instead of another?
- EP03: TrousersSun, Feb 07Live Zoom session
- EP04: UnderwearSun, Feb 14Live Zoom sessionFeb 14, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMTLive Zoom sessionThroughout history the layer between actual skin and outerwear has drastically transformed. Do you wear this middle layer? What are the primal qualities you chose? Do you feel it when you put it on? Does your skin contain any signs of underwear which makes the experience of wearing it visible?
- EP05: GlovesSun, Feb 21Live Zoom sessionFeb 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMTLive Zoom sessionGloves protect and comfort hands against cold or heat, damage by friction, abrasion or chemicals, and disease. Also they are in turn to provide a guard for what a bare hand should not touch. Gloves cover hands - a body part which senses the environment the most via skin.
- EP06: MaskSun, Feb 28Live Zoom sessionFeb 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMTLive Zoom sessionMasks, a way of hiding oneself or as a tool in theatre to express what otherwise could not be said. The current context of masks to touch upon what these pieces of clothes say about how the exposition of our bodies is being socially redefined and how it affects self-expression and sense of safety
ARTUR VIDAL is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. As such, he has performed in Europe, Asia and America. His work is interested in the possibilities of improvisation from the perspective of its implications within the social field.
KARINA SCHERBAKOVA is a performer and movement practitioner working to develop novel ways of listening with the body. Her approach to her practice is a combination of sensorial and imaginary experiences related to specific places. She is currently developing a series of somatic workshops in the digital space.