In this workshop we will work from the most basic building blocks of experience, unpacking sensation, perception, impulse, affect, cognition, reflex, and reaction in order to create more space between them in which to locate our performing skills. Layering synesthetic sensory-motor skill sets we will ground in and surf through twisting topologies of flesh and blood to enact perceptual acrobatics that bring us into new dimensions of world. Is freedom the state of having choices, or a state beyond choosing? We will look at both possibilities, smash them together to see what kind of messy realities we can construct for ourselves. We will work in the sweaty modes of physical performance where weight, breath, momentum, desire and adrenalin intervene in conceptual structures to create pleasure, satisfaction and a rich range of performing experience.
(Intermittent practice-grounded referencing of Bergson, Bourdieu, De Frantz, Deleuze, Derrida, Fanon, Fischer-Lichte, Foster, Haraway, Hartman, Manning, Massumi, Marks, Merlau-Ponty, Spinoza, Stengers, Whitehead and Wilderson at no extra charge for those who are interested.)
The facilities at fabrik Potsdam are ADA accessible. People of diverse physicalities are welcome and encouraged to attend this workshop. If you have questions regarding access or require specific accommodations please feel free to contact either Jess or the organizers.