a tool for changing text in 4 steps with the aid of movement
1) Find a recording of a lecture or a speech you are currently interested in. It can also be written text, in that case you will need a reader for this practice or record yourself reading it. It is advised to begin with one author per track, so a panel discussion for instance is not a good start. Recording should be minimum 15min long.
2) Just before you play the track in the space, or before your reader starts doing so out loud, take 5min and pretend you do not know who you are. Simply play with this thought, time the 5min.
3) Move/improvise to the text as you would to a song. Or not. Try various strategies of moving, but do not stop for the whole time of the track/text reading.
4) Write down or record yourself speaking about your experience, it can be shared with your reader. Try to construct this testimony in much the same manner as you have experienced it – via multiple temporary centers of attention. Form the next text.
used as a listening aid within a group of 4 people
different types of texts and voices used
changes the understanding of listening and the body´s role in relation to it
recorded a feedback session afterwards – intended to be used as a text for next session
use of it changes the perception of your own body in relation to the voice that is being listened and moved to
changes the meaning construction