Endosex – proprioception and the sense of internal movement – alien couplings with yourself (becoming other) and the surroundings
There is a sense few people know about but which is the most important one: proprioception, the sense of internal movement of a body, coming from elongation sensors in the muscles and tendons. The workshop proposes a deep listening into this sense as it becomes a swarm of microperceptions mobilising the body in excess of the rational subject. The microcaress of clothes, floor or furniture, grass or tree, as one moves in superslow motion, become part of a swarm of microperceptions. Microsex is a mode of sex that exceeds all genital reduction, all repetitive choreography, and which mobilises molecular multisensory perceptions integrated into the moving body as it discovers new movements. Endless torsions within torsions, hidden dimensions of the body-movement become sex as capacity to compose oneself in transformative ways with the surroundings. Alien couplings with chairs, floors, trees, become infinite landscapes of perceptual experimentation for new compositions, couplings, sexes, in excess of any form, where every new composition and perception is a new mode of sex. A technique for becoming-with, based on micromovement and subtle perceptions that can be extrapolated to any life situation including microsexwork and public microsex, for new kinds of open intimacy in the era of digital control, where opaque algorithms in our smartphones try to orient our behaviours.
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.