BODY IQ 2021 aims to address questions of embodied recovery & revisioning in the context of global ethical, social & ecological crises and change. Somatic practices have moved beyond a field of sensorial, experiential and emancipatory learning into wider educational, therapeutic, artistic and social-justice contexts. Body IQ Festival recognises the urgent need for meaningful re-embodiment of increasingly digitalised cultural communities in a pandemic and post-pandemic world.
BODY IQ 2021 offers forum for practice exchange, practice-theory dialogue, debate, experiment, networking, application and articulation of potential for somatic-activisms beyond the field into a diverse range of cultural and social environments. The three-day festival offers workshops, talks, panel-discussions and performances with international presenters. The festival will offer live and online participation and modes of communication in line with codes of safer practice.
// How do we articulate somatic-informed practices as sensitive tools for social and political transformation?
// How do we address hidden and embodied ideologies, modes of exclusion, oppression and privilege within our growing field?
// How do we take responsibility for mobilising, activating and organising meaningful ethical embodied interaction in a rapidly changing world?
// How do we move beyond a historically inscribed ‘whiteness’ of the field towards a making space for global-majority bodies of culture?
// How can somatic practices contribute toward a re-embodiment of attention and sustainable human interaction with a living world?