Embodied Learning and Unlearning: An interactive Workshop and Discussion led by artist Florence Peake. At the Arnolfini, Bristol, 2 December.
Embodied Learning and Unlearning: An interactive Workshop and Discussion led by artist Florence Peake
Arnolfini, Bristol, 2nd December 2 to 5 pm
This interdisciplinary public event will invite dialogue between philosophers, artists and the general public. We will consider the role of the body, and its habits, in both limiting and making possible knowledge, including self-knowledge. We also aim to explore techniques that can facilitate shifts in perspectives.
Artist Florence Peake will lead a Somatic movement based workshop with consensual tactile studies. Using touch and eyes closed process to practically explore perceptual experiences of the body and ourselves in relation to others/the body/environment. A way to disorientate habitual notions and ways of experiencing our encounter with objects, surface and the each other. This is an experiential process, gentle and open to all. No prior dance or art experience required.
This will be followed by a discussion responding to the workshop with artist, musician and theorist Mattin, Professor of Aesthetics Clive Cazeaux (Cardiff Metropolitan University) and Dr Henry Somers-Hall (Reader in Philosophy at Royal Holloway University).
This event is organised and chaired by Dr Katrina Mitcheson, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England and funded by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and The School of Social Science at the University of the West of England.
Full details, including participant bios and tickets, are available via https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/embodiedlearning/