Articulating recreation: Where is the agency?

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Voices: Outi Condit, Joa Hug, Riikka T. Innanen, Paula Kramer & Josh Rutter

I allow for my mind to be blank

The hissing breathing is immediately taking my body to a state of relaxation

Feeling the cells

Tingling everywhere in my body

The heavy weight

Attention constantly moves

I move as if being moved

Elongating my body [inaudible]

There’s a clear relationality


Minimal effort

Reducing muscle tension

Detailed physical… [inaudible]

Memory and imagination

Something has happened before and I am reliving it

I feel the coldness of the floor on my skin

And there is an impossibility to relive that exactly as before


A predefined form from within to work… do I need it?

Partially stretching

Partially releasing

It’s repeatable


Opening my lungs and upper torso

Dealing with breath

Fear of

How much can I breathe opening up the joints

My attention is with sensation especially on the outbreath


What’s the relationship between particular repeatability and singularity?

Attending also to words forming with meaning

Certain sensory systems are put at rest like

Sense of balance

If you have your eyes closed vision

And other sensory systems are activated


Lifting and compressing

The breath again pacing words…


Pacing Movement



Hip joint




Physical passivity in a sense

In a muscular sense


Active release

Imagining weight

Facing fear and claustrophobia

From a specific manipulation

Resting bones

Replacing weight with tension or with effort

Replacing weight with effort

Memory of touch connected to imagined touch

Rhythm and regularity

Keeping track

But also always slightly losing track



Something is happening to me

Something is being done to me

Something is allowed to happen

I am doing something

Being taken to certain limit points


Of movement activity from the feet to my head



Of difference

Simplicity and sense

Slightly boring state of mind

Fragments of attention

Tough dream

Preparatory practice

The question of alteration


Why are things done?

A means of patterning to change the habitual patterns

Scanning through the body from top to bottom

With a feeling of knowledge and wisdom behind why this movement and where that may lead

Replacing habits with other habits

Extending the repertoire of habits

Producing angles with my body

Realigning sensing, perceiving and reflecting

Lifting the weight of my legs from the floor

Trying to imagine another body

Facing the nodes of tension in my body

Making quite small

Compact form

Working diagonally

Working with parts of my body and now shaking the whole body

The mass and the weight of the internal organs

Very different from the rest

What’s gonna be taking part?

What’s gonna be left behind?


I cannot press my knees down like another person does

Small shifts


The whole spine

Playing with the weight of the planet

Remembering the floor


Even with my sore lungs [inaudible]

Thinking from the awareness of being touched

How not to force

Remembering the future

Open torso

Inviting touch

Shift of mind changes the shift of the weight

And the shift of the focus shifts the weight

Will and

Thinking are put at a distance from each other

It feels we are accessing the deep nervous system

Both of the nervous systems

But on a deep level

Moving not moving

Vibrating entirely

Teaching the sensory receptors not to panic

But to stay calm

What is the logic carried in going from one position to another?

What is the combined effect of those?

Which part of the brain has now a lower activity?

Distributing tension

Immediating sensing and thinking

Taking time to feel the global effect of local actions

How to do words with things: Organs of the body

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Voices: Joa Hug, Paula Kramer & Josh Rutter

Knowing about the organization of my body

Knowing how to examine

The state that I find myself in

Investigating different scales of effort

Coupled with muscle tension zero somewhere else in the body

Knowing how to direct my own process

Knowing how to make

Small adjustments deep in my psyche

Not disturbing the surface

Knowing how to read the perceptual coding of the body

Reading the code and hacking in the code

Undoing the code

Reading the memory of receiving

Forming with that [inaudible] recreation

Becoming more specific

Making adaptations


Knowing how to activate

The absent

Allowing for rigour

Knowing how to resist

Knowing how to relate to objects

Myself as object

Knowing how to do things with words and words with things

Knowing how to be a different myself

Noticing the similarities between different poles as I investigate them solo

Knowing how to hold the concept in the body

Knowing how to let the concept go

And allowing it to be there

Not holding it

Not fixing it

Minimal tension


Knowing how to surf in the relations


Becoming imprecise

Knowing form and knowing deviation

Sometimes deviating

Knowing after



Combing the shifting landscape with the body

With ideas

Knowing how to oscillate between different modes of



Feeling thinking doing

It ain’t no trap without the honey


And recognizing different sensations in my body

Like this small bubbely feeling or feeling small bubbles

That I associate with the duet form of the Manipulations

Have arisen after the shaking

From the shaking

Knowing how to


Knowing about precision







Knowing how to auto-effect with rigour




Knowing how to relax the brow and still think

Investigating the complexity

Of bodily forms and activities

Failing in my attempt to recreate

Beginning to feel the imprint of the duet form into my solo practice

And also feeling a sense of training in the solo practice

Having a sense of training

Knowing how to

Think with the breathing

To think through the breathing

I have forgotten all about the breathing

Knowing how to differentiate the body

Knowing how to study the detail

Not wanting to stop

Knowing how to experience or draw on

The embodiment of memory in the sense of

The embeddedness or physicality of experience

Memory or technique almost as a

An organ of the body