Video cued recollections based on a Feldenkrais Functional Integration lesson (one-on-one somatic bodywork). The original session was undertaken in silence - our commentaries where recorded afterward. Our aim was to recall as closely as possible - our experience from one moment to the next.
Note: the sound is in *strict* stereo! Maggies recollection of the interaction is in the Left speaker, and mine is in the Right speaker. I recomend using over-ear headphones to listen to this video - that way you choose who you want to listen to at any given moment - or listen to them simultaneously.
Maggie Slattery (Feldenkrias Practitioner)
George Khut (recipient and video production)
Catherine Truman (moving video camera)
This is a draft edit working with material recorded during our Thinking Through The Body - ArtLab residency, at Performance Space, July-August, 2009.
The aim of this collection of recordings has been to uncover some of the details of the experience of touch and movement and reflection in Feldenkrais Functional Integration work.
Since first experiencing Feldenkrais Functional Integration work - I have been curious to explore how this experience might be able to inform my own work with the body as an artist working with interactive and participatory art experiences.
The depth of reflection and insight that can be gained during Feldenkrais Functional Integration work can be profound - reaching into the fundamental structures of our sense of ourselves - how we are - and the extent of our availability to the world around us.
Maggie Slattery describes this work as a non-verbal conversation between two nervous systems - her own organization in this work - being as important as mine.