New & Noteworthy from our Collaborators!
Glenna Batson notes…Human Origami co-creator Susan Sentler and I just returned from presenting a workshop at the Modes of Capture Symposium – documenting contemporary dance, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. We asked participants to use their cell phones to record a partner improvising on human origami. We focused on enhancing somatic qualities of embodiment on both sides of the lens – as mover (the observed) and as captor (the recorder). New states of somatic and artistic embodiment emerged out as each partner stayed within the somatic context of folding. Check out this clip of the workshop to see these unique qualities as each partner stayed within their embodied roles. One person did not have a cell phone and used his hands to capture his partner’s improvisation. So creative!
Preview a Human Origami improvisational duet of folding while aging. Film director Elisabeth Barbier of ICI & Now was the third mover in the room as she recorded the session. Also, enjoy a sampling of Susan Sentler’s dance/movement and multi-media installations and projects inspired by human origami and showcased around the globe.
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 and continues 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.
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