NAF:TMFC Attent!ion Som(t)a(c)tic
Date: 05-Jun-2013 – 08-Jun-2013
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
FREE WORKSHOP EVENT
Attent!ion Som(t)a(c)tic is a workshop to reflect upon our physical and physiological relationships toward our communication tools. In a kind of somatic confessional, participants will be brought to describe their (intimate, pleasant, difficult or binding…) relationships with their computers and to propose ways of subjugating those routines. Those confessions will work as an opportunity to gather participants confidences about their work habits and to suggest some ideas for both individual and structural empowerment.
A series of workshops will follow, exercises and explorations will guided the participants to question the governance of their workplace and the relationships they maintain with their communication tools. They will be invited to explore avenues of creative empowerment by suggesting techno-humanists thematic improvisations. The results of these workshops will be presented in a multimedia installation and performance entitled Working Still / Still Working.
In a first series of workshop, the participants will be lead to move and enhance their body awareness while keeping a constant relationship with their computer. Starting in a seated position, with the laptop on the desk reflecting how the “social norm” subscribes the way we should be working. The facilitator will then lead the group into working in different positions at their computer, from sitting to standing, and going to the floor always with the machine and the body in different postures and spatial relationships.
In a second series of workshop, mobility is introduced by helping participants to move away from their computer, taking a walk, lying on the floor…etc. Gentle dynamic stretching exercises will be introduced, while they rethink their relationship to their computer. The floor will be explored, as a grounding force, where each human can take root to re-enforce the connection with gravity, and the elements that the body encounters unconsciously everyday.
This workshop is part of the Networked Art Forms and Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits project.