How can we use writing to dismantle the divide between the body and the mind?
How do we begin to understand writing as an embodied practice?
How do we develop a writing practice that is both subjective and political, that holds space for affect and emotion and honours their inherent political value?
How do we use our bodies, our lives as a framework through which to perceive the world and what the world has made of us?
How do we use writing to attune our sensitivities to what is hurting, what has gone unvoiced?
What is the language that only the body knows?
“As the body is, so it knows” is a writing and movement workshop focused on emotion and affect. If we understand that the delegitimization of emotion and affect is an oppressive device how do we develop tools to counteract this? How do we recognise emotion and affect as critical tools for understanding ourselves and the world we inhabit? How do we work towards legitimizing our rage, our love and ou grief? How do we privilege emotion over reason?
Performance artist, writer and cultural worker Kopano Maroga will guide us through a series of writing and body exercises and propositions to explore the above.
- Comfortable moving clothes
- A bottle of water (these will be provided but bring your own if you prefer)
- A pen and journal (these will be provided but bring your own if you prefer)