Facilitated OPENLAB with Emma Zangs

Facilitated OPENLAB with Emma Zangs
19 January 2018
Theme: Bodies & Machines

Research Studio | 10am-1pm | £7 suggested donation

In an age where Big Data and AI are invading our personal space and our bodies, is there any data left that we own? Is our body the last place that is truly ours? Or, do we need to surrender that we do not own our body anymore?

After having diagnosed by Diabetes type1 six years ago, choreographer and movement coach Emma Zangs uses two devices that gather data constantly to monitor her health. During the OPENLAB she will explore what it means to track our bodies data, device vs intuition, listening, measuring, tracking for what?

She’s interested in exploring the following questions:

  • How are we perceiving our bodies pre-tracking and post-tracking?
  • Is data analysis subjective?
  • Can tracking our personal data help us or restrict us?
  • What dance, performance has to do with it?

Sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.
Sessions can be facilitated by any participant of OPENLAB. If you’d like to facilitate one of these sessions in the future send an email to Antonio de la Fe: antonio.delafeguedes@gmail.com
The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We recommend a £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OL’ sessions).