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Traumformat #7 – Extended Bodies (2022)

February 2022, Alte Feuerwache Cologne

Every human being has a body. But does the mirror image always match our body image? What would one’s own body look like if affects, feelings and fantasies transformed it?

This workshop was about exploring one’s own body sensations and designing one’s “feeling body” in an experimental way.

The following question was specifically posed: “What is a body schema and how is it extensible?”. Together, they explored both theoretically and practically the different forms of the body, abstracting it and experiencing it through multimedia interaction. Experiencing one’s own body and body movement beyond internalized categories and stereotypes has a motion-sensory real-time projection. The knowledge gained in the workshop was finally recorded in a final body sketch, which serves as the basis for an individual avatar.


Fotos: (c) Kara Bukowski