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Performative Video Tutorials: An eco-somatic approach to geopolitics

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This contribution presents six Performative Video Tutorials, which were created in response to Bruno Latour’s ideas about the terrestrial. The video tutorials combine the DIY character of tutorials with geopolitical and philosophical reflections through the use of somatic practices. Notions such as grounding, folding and dwelling are being taken from the theoretical work of Latour and tested as scores for somatic work. The viewers are hereby invited to shift their attention through bodily and sensorial experiments, and to witness possible effects on their ways of thinking.

Keywords: Bruno Latour; Skinner Releasing Technique; eco-somatic; geopolitics; grounding; performative video art; terrestrial; video tutorial

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Independent Researcher and Artist

Publication date: December 1, 2021

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  • This journal focuses on the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and the influence of this body of practice on the wider performing arts. The journal will be aimed at scholars and artists, providing a space for practitioners and theorists to debate the work, to consider the impact and influence of the work on performance, the interventions that somatic practices can have on other disciplines and the implications for research and teaching.
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