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Kinaesthesia: logic of movement

Bauhaus Stage: Formentanz (dancers: Oskar Schlemmer, Werner Siedhoff, Walter Kaminsky), Choreography: Oskar Schlemmer. photo: Erich Consemüller, 1927. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © Stephan Consemüller.

Bauhaus Stage: Formentanz (dancers: Oskar Schlemmer, Werner Siedhoff, Walter Kaminsky), Choreography: Oskar Schlemmer. photo: Erich Consemüller, 1927. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © Stephan Consemüller.

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The term ‘kinaesthesia’ was coined by the English physiologist and neurologist Henry Charlton Bastian in 1880 and refers to the ability to perceive the movement and position of our limbs and trunk, also known as ‘muscle memory’.

This is a term and a science about how we perceive bodily movement and which has arisen during a time when, according to the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, humanity is losing its ability to establish a fluid relationship with its own exteriority, its own gestures.

It could be the hidden explanation for the obsessive proliferation at the turn of the 20th century of all manner of initiatives to preserve and catalogue the body's gestures and ‘techniques’, whether the tendency to classify arising from the new scientific establishments of the time or the exhaustive documenting exercise by means of then-new film techniques.

Starting out from the problems inherent to modern society, this programme organised in the framework of the Ariketak: la segunda respiración biennial project uses different tools to examine the role of gesture, including a cinematographic study of the slapstick phenomenon and a look at how the martial arts of the East are culturally translated.

Activities

  • Conferences and seminars
    12-07-2018

    Two Tai Chi Chuan masters will tell us about the relationships that occur between consciousness, observation and exercise. The activity is included in "Kinaesthesia: logic of movement".

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • Workshops
    12-07-2018 > 14-07-2018 - 10:00-13:00 y 16:00-18:00

    Course of Tai Chi Chuangiven by Yuan Li Min, in the framework of the 'Kinaesthesia: logic of movement' programme.

    Location: - Cristina Enea Park

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  • Concerts
    28-06-2018

    The concert is included in the programme "Kinaesthesia: logic of movement". The work mode is based on an individual “image” illustrated and evoked within each solo. Each musician is guided by his or her personal “image”. 

    Location: - Kutxa Kultur Kluba

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  • Conferences and seminars
    27-06-2018

    What is action when it is defined in terms of effectiveness? The talk which is included in the programme " Kinaesthesia: logic of movement" will analyze the differences between European and Chinese traditions.

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • Workshops
    24-05-2018 > 07-06-2018 - 11:00-14:00

    Olatz González de Abrisketa guides the reading group which is included in the programme " Kinaesthesia: logic of movement". Through these reading sessions we intend to promote reflection on distance, touching on topics such as understanding the "other" and communication between diverse cultures.

     

    Location: - Sortzaileen gunea

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