- an experiential talk about and within the collective body -
Through inviting participants to be immersed in a swimming pool, we choreograph the circumstances for experiencing what a collective body means and how it works. The immediate relation to others manifested by the matter that connects all of us - a living relationship between people that might be overlooked in our everyday lives - will become palpable in the water. Through the shift of our attention to the sensory registers, temperature (filled with meaning) sound (resonance,
frequency and vibration) and tactility (being in a coherent and visible substance and experiencing all the forces and flows in between) will be
emphasized in order to unfold our potential to inhabit a collective field. Our aim is to raise questions about action and participation
through the notions of: resistance of the body and its political affects; private / public spaces, complexification of the categories
of gender, beauty, the limits and borders of the body. While talking about, within, and in between bodies,
we wish to create a virtual mindfield for a shared somatic experience.