The Sensuous Society

A moment in time, taking a pause, in the midst of Fluid States. June. Half way through this global movement. We reflect ……
A Greenlandic voyage is nearing its end. We have explored new sensuous modes of learning in our Sisters Academy #2. We have experimented with closeness even though we are at a distance in the telematic space. A new format. A new institution perhaps. Fluid States: Performances of UnKnowing PSi #21/2015 will fluidly continue as we digest what happened in Fluid States North and beyond. As we digest across long geographical distances in the Nordic region as we digest what our visitors brought us – Tracing the Pathway (UK), Jan Suk (CZ) and Ivan Slacko (SL) – Unclouding the poetics, Peta Tait (AUS), Mia Makela (FI) and Yggdrasil Dance (DK/NO/GL). What our reflections on the telematic space and our voyage have brought us so far – A potpourri:

An exploration of a new format = pioneer space. The telematic space is an new genre or institution – A new institution that we have to figure out how to use // Regional = Exploring closeness even though you are at a distance in the North Atlantic Cluster = We are a region spread out over vast distances and therefore we are exploring closeness // An embodied exploration of telematic presence = The research questions // Being physically present and the virtual space = where is the focus point and what does that do to the other // Presence in Greenland = Individual journeys into the landscape // Loneliness and solitude = Leave an empty space for others to fill in //Technology should amplify presence = When does it do so and when does it disturb presence? // We are very aware of where the cameras are instead of just being. But maybe this awareness also has a quality to it? // The persona of Cara from the loft and how that persona can go to conferences // Framework within frameworks – Which framework should we focus mostly on = Being in Greenland, Fluid States North (and the telematic space), Fluid States // Sisters Academy, Being together at a conference = Can they all co-exist? I believe they can but we need more time to unfold all layers = Now maybe we have surfed between them = And is that ok? Too many frames at once? // Richness of layering
Unframing in the space = the space changes every day = the unframing of Sisters Academy = In Greenland = how to embrace = Prepare to people to the overwhelmingness of all these layers = So that it does not evoke resistance or complaints // Trusting people on the other side that they will also embrace the awkwardness // How does one transcend the language and embody presence, sensuousness and the telematic = How does one articulate an idea through performance // The different sites in the room.
Patience = Sensuously slowing down.

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