Saliva. Grupo de estudio

Photo: Barriobajero
Foto: Barriobajero
25.10.2018 - 10.01.209

15, 28 .11
13, 20. 12
10. 01
5 pm - 8 pm

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Saliva is a on long-term research conducted by Ainhoa Hernández (Madrid, 1989) and Andrea Rodrigo (Madrid, 1992). It stems from a desire to give physical expression to a number of shared concerns and stances based on fellowship (understood as a form of radical sociability that makes us band together in placing ourselves at risk). It also emerges from an interest in finding practices and structures that enable the production and support of other types of knowledge, other types of bodies, other forms of coexisting and working together which involve sensitivity.

The study group, created through a public open call, will meet for six sessions. It is a space in which to engage in collective study and share practices and materials in a cross-sectional way: on a physical, intellectual and sensory level. The group’s meetings are a chance to make available knowledge and share ways of doing things, and are presented as a collective digestion process, in which to use concepts as an excuse to give rise to new ways of
being together.

We will take the idea of study in its twofold meaning as the central notion. On the one hand, following on from Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, it refers to that which we do with other people –speak and walk about, work, suffer, perhaps an irreducible convergence of these three verbs– and, on the other hand, it defines the space in which we practice and train, a place in which the senses are not articulated and where we can focus on practice, sustained by a state of not knowing that may be fruitful.

Taking part in this group is an invitation to study alongside us, as we understand that in order to be accomplices we
must train in this practice. The lines that will run through the meetings, based on texts and exercises, are: other
ways of creating meaning and sensibilities, a questioning of the erotic capacity of practice and thought –interpreting
the erotic as a power that circulates around ideas and bodies–, and hapticality as the capacity to feel with and
through others.

The dancer and choreographer Laura Ramírez will accompany the sessions by sharing a range of training exercises and practices that will prepare the body for each day’s session. Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva will take part in one of the sessions with their joint practice Poethical Readings. And some of the guests to the programme of public activities will attend the study group to share intuitions and strategies.

Some of the sessions will take place partly in English.

Those involved in the study group are: Laura Ramírez, Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva, Lendl Barcelos and Ameen Mettawa, Andrea Rodrigo and Ainhoa Hernández.