3 hour moment of gathering, reflecting and decompressing for participants of the weekend’s Pleasure Body workshop with Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin, and other people who find a resonance with the questions outlined below and the concerns and intentions of the workshop.
An open format addressing itself towards these thoughts:
“I have been wanting to untangle this post-workshop feeling of over-exposure or hyper-sensitivity, to think about what it is to practice going into rooms and doing the work of getting your defences down and letting your internalised bullshit dissolve for a while, to be opening up and encouraging opening in others and then going back out into the world...
Fragment from Jamila Johnson-Small's most recent Whatsapp audio conversation with Giorgia:
“hyper awareness is violence to myself / it is not a choice to be in a continual state of friction”
What is this work and if it is survival work, why can it leave us feeling devastated? This is not necessarily a sign of growth or healing, or if it is a part of these processes, how can I/we support that? What do we do with it, how can we move through it?
I guess I want to think together about/allow a being in, this wake, hitting up against hostile architectures that exist inside and around us.”
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