SCI FI ANATOMY
SCI FI ANATOMY (SFA)
A guided somatic trip where the content slides from anatomical references onto the slippery slope of science fiction with no holding back. We use bodywork and storytelling as tools to inspect our narratives of touch (what we touch, how we touch) and ways of imagining the body and physical sensations. Contradiction, otherness and diversity can cohabit and our realities can melt, shape, reshape and melt again. If reality is a fiction, can we make our fictions a reality?
This workshop series focuses on creating a dialogue between the matter of the body and the sea of our thoughts and imagination. Through mouvement, sounds and words. Working with casual epicness, craftsmanship of the body and magic.
It explores and challenges the boundaries of fiction/reality. The way we imagine shapes, identity, borders, the self and the body affect our relation to the world, to ourselves and otherness. It affects our sensations and the way we move and dance. Imagination is a tool to open virtuosic spaces in the body through embodiment.
SFA narratives often manifest in a post-apocalyptic future somewhere in the deep sea of the universe. Climatic events, alien interventions and our own ecosystem of mystical creatures activate odd metamorphosis and interspecies hybridization. Time and spaces are mashed and stretched. Bones melt like butter, blood streams grow like coral, humans-dolphins species and the moon divorce the earth with “Waterworld” sorrow aftermath. Sci fi is a powerful tool to disrupt our narrative of reality, speculate on potential futures and imagine solutions to cope. It grounds the body with a new fresh perspective.
Since its emergence in 2017, SFA navigates the undercurrents of my artistic world like a hermit crab, sneaking in every corner and constantly changing shells. It grew as a live workshop, manifested as a concert. It has inspired my drawings, clothing designs and of course my physical vocabulary.
I use this practice for my personal training and as a tool to create choreography. It is also the name of the workshop-performance format that I've been developing for some years. In short, I use free-flowing storytelling to guide and inspire physicality, always encouraging participants to find their own route and allowing them to hold on to what feels good, explore what feels awkward, and what can be left aside for oneself.