Bodies Intersect Buildings Vol. III continued its work in bringing together artists, architects, and ecologists to consider the ways in which bodies learn, transmit knowledge, carry histories, and build futures while exploring how built and unbuilt environments shape our physical, social and emotional bodies and behaviors. Our group has been meeting since 2016 and we've experimented with social choreographies in different public and private spaces and developed different tools that help us find ways in which we can reclaim our right to move, feel and interact freely in the spaces we inhabit.
We have produced written, visual, and audio materials, as we continue to develop and share this work through workshops, performances, and open practice. In the Fall 2017 - Winter 2018 cycle, Bodies Intersect Buildings ran a workshop as well as an open practice for 30 people at Rand Hall, a building in transition at Cornell University. We also explored various Japanese words for “space”, which tend to define spaces by mood, purpose, and how they shape relationships. The group continued to refine the language that we use to articulate our ideas, making sure that our prompts and activities are accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability.
All photos by Alex Terry:
Eugenia Manweylan and Danica Selem
Active Group Members:
Eleni Arapoglou, Ino Badanjak, Joaquin Croxatto, Chia-Yi Huang, Natalia Roumelioti