Impalpable Knowledge - creative anatomical studies

4-5 April 2020

Rome, Italy

Francesca Pedulla


creative anatomical studies

Through experience and dedication, movers accumulate knowledge, knowledge which is difficult to express, touch or categorize. They are also exposed to seemingly palpable knowledge from the study of the sciences that investigate the human body; various anatomies, physics, biomechanics, anthropology and the healing arts, among others.

Although they might appear incompatible, these two kinds of knowledge have an obvious and profound influence on each other. How can the palpable relate to the impalpable? 

Rather than dogmatic and normative, could the study of anatomies become a basis for intuition, for inventive inquiry and creative research?

I would like to think of an anatomical study where the body is both subject and object of the inquiry; an access gate to an archive of ancient and new memories that are written into the body's process of inventing itself. I imagine, that movement reveals the body in it's intrinsic poetry, while it is solving the friction at the interface of the past and future, what I think of as the present.

During the workshop, while offering theoretical and practical input, I would like to create a space for searching, gathering and sharing experiences, moving together...