Sat, 15 Feb | SET

Pamenar Workshop | 5 |

My senses/the senses of the world: an Embodied Writing Workshop with Serena Braida
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Pamenar Workshop  | 5 |

Time & Location

15 Feb 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT
SET, 27A Dalston Ln, Dalston, London E8 3DF, UK

About the Event

Workshop Details

In this workshop we will explore the possibilities of writing as an embodied, whole-body or “incarnated” practice. Overcoming the traditional body vs mind split, we will approach the body as a thinking and feeling entity, a source of knowledge and creation; and challenge the idea that writing is a disembodied, cerebral action, disconnected from our senses. Using exercises drawing from performance practice (e.g. choreographic composition) as well as from experimental writing practices, we will explore a mode of writing that is imbued with physicality and in resonance with the outside world and with the reader.

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“The somatic mind - mind and body as a permeable, intertextual territory that is continuously made and remade."

(Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Writing Bodies: Somatic Mind in Composition Studies)

The Facilitator

Serena Braida is a poet, writer, performer, maker and voice practitioner. Her work has been published in the UK, US and Italy and performed internationally. Her debut pamphlet BLUE SHEILA was published by dancing girl press in 2018 and made into a score for a collaborative performance that was presented at the Vortex Jazz Club in London and that included soundscapes, voicework and song. A second short collection is forthcoming with Makina Books in 2020. Serena holds an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies and is an MFA Voice Studies candidate.

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