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This workshop is led by artist Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome working with Eglė Budvytytė’s dragging practice as a starting point. It is a somatic workshop on care, attention and employing the act of dragging the body as a temporal release of verticality and singularity. The first part of the workshop is a bodywork session, focused on witnessing, observing and touch. With the second part of the workshop comprising of dragging exercises as a practice derived from the performance Some were carried, some – dragged behind (2015).
The aim is to work with a sense of gravity, trust, and care and to try out different perspectives and angles of looking at the world. Dragging will be practiced as a gentle and slow gesture with a focus on the pleasure of being dragged. The practice of dragging is also about intimacy between humans as they move through space: the draggers and the dragged ones. In a workshop context, dragging temporarily collapses social hierarchies between those involved, and facilitates the emergence of a body as a sheer matter with an amalgamation of organs, liquids, flesh and bones.
The workshop is a meeting point for both Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Egle Budvytyte’s practices and is participatory. Please note that the workshop will be held in the exhibition space and there may be people watching at times.
Tue, 05 Dec 2023
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