Colin Skelton:
Empathy induces the state of prevailing in the other but in our own body

ABOUT COLIN SKELTON

“Empathy induces the state of prevailing in the other but in our own body”

A Theatre of Somatics – Exploring dimensions and practices of the body as a design tool.

With a focus on our bodies in action, we will begin to navigate the interlinking of emotions, movement and thinking; our way of being. By ‘dropping into’ the first-person perspective, we can notice and generate experiential knowledge and somatic intelligence. Together with this state, we will further explore the third-person perspective by applying a ‘theatre frame’, creating a mechanism for reflexive movement between action and observation. Could we locate design somewhere in-between these two orientations? Loose, comfortable clothing recommended for basic and gentle movement.