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: Shoes
    Sun, Jan 24
    Live Zoom session
    Jan 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    How 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?
  • EP02: Skirt
    Sun, Jan 31
    Live Zoom session
    Jan 31, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Even though skirts have been worn by men since at least 3000 BC nowadays in the westernized world they take a significant role in what philosopher Paul B. Preciado calls the regime of sexual differentiation.
  • EP03: Trousers
    Sun, Feb 07
    Live Zoom session
    Feb 07, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Trousers are worn from the waist to the ankles. How do we sense our almost half of the body covered with trousers in length and width? What is the place today in our bodies of a piece of clothing which became revolutionary in gender history ?
  • EP04: Underwear
    Sun, Feb 14
    Live Zoom session
    Feb 14, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Throughout 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: Gloves
    Sun, Feb 21
    Live Zoom session
    Feb 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Gloves 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: Mask
    Sun, Feb 28
    Live Zoom session
    Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Masks, 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.


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