Somatic image making research
Can images be about more than just seeing?
dear friends and readers
I have been neglecting this newsletter for the past few months to devote myself to a research project that is very important to me.
So far, when talking about design somatics, my focus was always on somatic (self) education and processes, without a specific output. While I still believe that this practice is a foundational one, and that one should not expect direct or immediate results, I recently felt the need to apply it to my own work in a more explicit way.
This is how my Somatic image making research began: with this I mean the production of images that can convey or evoke something that goes beyond the visual experience, including traces of movements, gestures, embodied experience.
your feedback on my research
At this stage I’m not yet sharing the processes and techniques I’m using, but I would really love to read the impressions these images can evoke in the readers of this newsletter.
If you have 20-30 minutes of your time in the next days, I invite you to have a look at this presentation, and to write down your impressions in this form.
I talk about “impressions” because I would like to receive traces – words, short sentences – of the feelings and sensations that these images can awaken in those who observe them carefully.
After these raw impressions, I would also be happy to read more structured feedback, from the perspective of those who deal with art, design, movement, or all of these things together. The last question in the form is a possible space for this kind of feedback, or you can simply write at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your responses will allow me to develop a broader perspective on this work and to evolve it to its next stages.
Thanks to those who will take the time to watch and give comments.
Till next time,
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