Alien Entanglements – sexpanding your internal bodily micromotions to create emergent fields (metabodies) with others
This second part of the microsexes workshops takes the exercises with proprioception (sense of internal movement) from the first part to an in depth exploration of alien entanglements with others, avoiding any established mode of contact, exploring multisensory integration in a superslow movement, like a cloud or slow moving swarm. Emergent tactilities are discovered that mobilise proprioception exploring how movement emerges in the contact with the others, in subtle listening, avoiding any known trajectories or impositions, and discovering how the “other” becomes part of your proprioception, of your internal bodily motion, which is both your deepest sense of self and an open and diffuse field in perpetual recomposition with others. Microsexes are also microafective and microdesiring: illegible micro-emotions are mobilised in excess of established possessive alignments, awakening our deepest memories of uterus, cocoons or bacterial origins in precambrian oceans, while desire disseminates, positively disorienting in an infinite landscape of amorphous affordances.
Jaime del Val
Jaime del Val (Madrid 1974) is a transdisciplinary media artist, philosopher, activist, promotor of the Metabody Project, Forum and Institute, and the non profit organisation Reverso. Since 2000 Jaime has been developing transdisciplinary projects in the transvergence of arts (dance, performance, architecture, visual and media arts, music), technologies, critical theory and activism. Jaime’s projects propose redefinitions of embodiment, perception and public space that challenge contemporary control society as well as normative conceptions of affect, sex, gender and ability, and have been presented with over 100 performances and installations in over 50 cities of 25 countries, across Europe, North and South America, as well as Asia and Africa, mostly under the collective REVERSO.