GestureLabs 2019 +
GestureLabs draw on the archives of recorded body labours, dissected phrases of instructions and extractions of gestic echoes. GestureLabs invite different audiences to journey across these networks of material, emotional and imaginary overlays.
___Our physical and haptic engagement is shifting – gestural movements at work and play are becoming smaller, our material encounters are increasingly digital. Yet the same mirror neurons are activated when performing a gesture, and when watching others perform, move and engage. These empathic mirroring connections with other bodies expand our own embodied awareness, our ‘techniques of the body’. Can we extend these embodied techniques through artificial stimulation of different sensual modalities?___