The ambiance of the body

Imme Bode

Keywords: body-space, movement, preverbality, ‘totality’ of experience

As part of my research, I am investigating the relationship between sensed body-space and conditions in the immediate environment. Situated between art and science and between Eastern movement practices and Western theory, the sensed body-space facilitates communication between preverbal consciousness and that which can be linguistically apprehended. I am thus moving among various fields whose poles, equally considered, determine the methods of investigation and presentation. The goal is to develop access points to a holistic understanding of the body’s knowledge so that this knowledge can be applied relative to events in the surrounding environment.