Embodying the Other: Dance and Photography collaborate

Students and Staff from the BA Dance course in the School of Media and Performing Arts joined us today for a collaborative Masterclass:

Building on the Visualising the Other session for PICBOD, BA Photography and BA Dance teamed up to explore ideas of Embodying the Other. The interdisciplinary workshop was framed with a lecture that pushed forward foundational discussions about marginalisation of communities to consider how the ‘Other’ can be used as a source for types of critique, including questioning how mechanisms of representation operate socially and in arts practices in relation to the body.

In response to these discussions, the participants were given roles that required them to swap their normative roles, respond to each other and to the environment around them. The tasks and developed research can be seen on the G+ community.