En/Unfolding in Ireland

Glenna on the road

 

October is my birth month: an emblem of 73 years of life experience. I spent this past month in Ireland, dancing while aging, falling and rising, and falling again –  letting go of the leaves in an elaborate psychophysical folio of movement, thoughts, emotions and dreams.  For details, check out EVENTS.

 

The F/OL\D as Somatic/Artistic Practice

Now going on their 9th year of collaboration, Susan Sentler and Glenna Batson snagged a book contract with Intellect Press Entitled Embodied Processes in Art Making: The F/ol\d, the prospective date of publication is early 2023.

 

Susan and Glenna will be presenting an online workshop  on The F/OL\D at the annual Body IQ Berlin Festival. The Festival aims to bring somatic practices beyond the personal and experiential to address the global crises of today. Well worth attending – either in the vibrant city of Berlin or you can get a good taste of this feast of workshops online.

 

Stay tuned for more online workshops in The F/OL\D  in early 2022  with Susan & Glenna.

Contact glenna@humanorigami.com for further information.

 

 Bio-OrigamiBio-Origami

Unfolding Entanglements

Through Movement Exploration & Sound

Human Origami* is an embodied improvisational movement practice developed by Glenna and Susan Sentler that explores the multiple dimensions of bodily folding. This basic human movement repertoire lies at the heart of our biological archive. From the emergence of cellular DNA to our growth and development throughout life, we enfold and unfold in a myriad of shapes and patterns.  In recent decades, scientists have invested in unraveling the mysteries of protein folding – a dizzying array of shapes and patterns occurring at dizzying speeds. Proper folding at this micro-scale seems critical to health. While we can’t know the relationship between cause and effect of disease at this point, we can explore this ‘theory’ somatically – through embodied movement.  This we did on March 28th by zoom platform.  Glenna is beginning to introduce human origami to an enthusiastic group of folks living with Parkinson’s disease and like-minded dance artists. The movement session also was inspired by a sound score improvised by soundscape artist Jude Casseday.  Jude’s blog captures the spirit of the event – one that the human origami team will continue to explore as the art-science idea takes off….and there’s more…

 

Human Origami is

 

An evolving STEAM network

STEAM stands for scientists, technology experts, engineers, artists and mathematicians – a trans-disciplinary network whose collaborations give rise to new art forms and scientific insights. Human Origami invites collaborations around the science and art of folding, offering new ways of envisioning and understanding the underlying aesthetic of life’s processes. Performing artists partner with bioengineers to fashion designers. The result? A new perspective on the aesthetics and logistics of human organization.

 

An embodied process of body-mind transformation.  

Human Origami movement workshops explore how the body folds and unfolds in response to an enriched sensory environment of movement, music, language and multi-media that engage body, mind and ear – a liminal experience that transforms consciousness and catalyzes creativity in movement expression.

 

A window into human development –

Folding is the basic movement repertoire and an archive etched into the history of human development.  Bio-Origami is how we got here, a continuum throughout the lifespan. Folding is how the embryo builds a body without a brain – a brilliance that speaks to the fundamentals of movement dynamics in the ecosystem of life.

GALLERY  – A glimpse of our past events!

Pleated Matter

Pleated Matter

Partnering Paper

Partnering Paper

Bio-Origami

Bio-Origami

Folded Sound

Folded Sound

Nested Habitats

Nested Habitats