This will be the first edition of For that Rare Diagram Freak series, a collective research project set to develop over four live events throughout the next year. ‘Gutless Speech’ will feature an 80-minute physical workshop guided by London-based Kerton and a performative talk by Kent-based James.
Kerton’s workshop draws on a various somatic practices like Body Mind Centering, Middendorf Technique and Embryology with the intention of “exposing inherent patterns that manifest in the flesh”.
James’ performative talk is informed by Austrain psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich’s theories on the orgasm, Radical Feminist Schulamith Firestone’s notion of the technical, and Catherine Malabou’s use of epigenetics. It will provide points for a discussion that will influence the research’s direction, while the workshop as a whole will serve as conceptual material for consideration, while also “influencing the physical conditions that participants bodies can receive and respond to”.
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Fiona James, ‘Split Three: The Dredger God’ (2007-2008). Installation and performance. Courtesy the artist.