2 current works:
“And Maybe in the End Our Intuition Does Not Even Belong to Us”
This piece is an exploration of intuition and the **Enactive Approach through words and improvisatory dance. Apx 25 min.
Trailer. Video CLIP 1
CLIP 2 (with text in notes.)
** the enactive approach “aims to capture the underlying relations between the rational, the emotional, the self, the relational, the mind, the body, and experience” (De Jaegher 2013b, 22)
Group-Research – Social/Situated Cognition.
“Experience is suffused with spontaneous pre-understanding … pre-understanding itself must be examined ….”. “… Reason is what occurs at the very last stage of the moment-to-moment emergence … fundamentally something that arises out of the affective tonality … embedded in the body ... It starts out from this soup.” – Francisco Varela
I speculate that by investigating how experience feels – listening with a fine tuned ear to the sensations of how it feels to sit here, now, of how an emotion feels, how a thought feels, etc – people can gain greater understanding about our own lives, and come into deeper understanding about how we are fundamentally inter-related with each other and all of nature.
I hold somatic movement research sessions with small groups. Following these workshops I interview participants individually, about their sensation-based experience. Examples of Research Interviews. here. My work is based on Elicitation;, Micro-Phenomenology; Three Gestures – Varela; Varela Vermusch, Depraz – On Becoming Aware; Eugen Gendlin; and my own experience as a practicer and a practitioner working with implicit knowledge forms.
This interview style focuses on the felt qualities, descriptions, adjectives, metaphors that relate to how it feels to be, rather than a common focus on why, meaning, or other content. It is an investigation of the implicit “soup” of experience; it is an investigation into – what can be felt of the continuously unfolding act of making sense in-and-with the world.
“Perhaps there is more sense in our nonsense and more nonsense in our ‘sense’ than we would care to believe.” – David Bohm