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Fascial Topologies – a schizo-somatic session


Still from Senselab / 3 Ecologies Institute video.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5 to 7 PM @ SenseLab
Facilitated by Csenge Kolozsvari

1515 Sainte-Catherine W.
E.V. building – Room 10-785.

FREE / Open to everyone! RSVP by sending an email toadmin@quebec-elan.org.

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Schizo-somatic sessions are part of a research-creation project with and through the Senselab that brings together somatic practices with the concept of the schiz, cut or interval, following philosophers Deleuze and Guattari in their book Anti-Oedipus. At the core of this practice are the speculative-pragmatic questions: how can we think of the body as a complex ecology full of points of redirection; as an expression of the world living through it? What are the stakes of the making of new bodies for new practices(lives)? How can we collectively invent these new ways by experimenting with techniques and conditions for a world-to-come?

Inspired by the ways of moving-with the fascial planes (connective tissue) of the body, we invite participants to explore this deeply relational layer together. How can it lead to a rethinking where a body begins and ends, an attunement to a field beyond our perceived limits? In what ways can we agitate the paths that often lead to exhaustion; not only of humans, but of the world?

Csenge Kolozsvari is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the embodied relationship between thought, movement and sound through the process of change – a transformation by repetition. Through the materiality of sound and movement and the performativity of mundane aesthetic choices (plastic sheets, toys, human bodies, ropes, elevators, aquarium, etc.) she creates multisensory pieces that propose ‘durational escape routes’ for thinking and acting differently. She is also part of the Senselab, a laboratory for thought in motion. Here, she is participating in the process-based research-creation at the crossroads of philosophy, art, and activism, focusing on embodied relational movement and emergent collectivities.

SenseLab is a space for creative research and play that explores alternative forms of collective learning and collaboration. The lab aims to create spaces that welcome and attune to the experiences of neurodiversity, with recent programming including the Minor Movements series held in Europe in 2019. Described by founder Erin Manning as exploring “art at the edges of practice” Senselab is a space to inspire experiment and collaboration. Taking cues from the creative methods of early childhood education, Senselab aims to deconstruct hierarchy and social formulae to create an alternative, living space of encounter.