Designing for the Somatic imagination – Susan Ploetz

Imagination (and cognition) is multi-sensory, and effects/is effected by the whole body. How does larp already design for the somatic experience how how can this be pushed further using somatic (body awareness/mindfulness) practices? Drawing from her background in somatic practices, mixed with a bit of brain and cognitive science, Susan will use the design and mechanics from her larp experience “Xenosomatics” as an example of the narrative and affective potentials of adapting somatic practices for larp design. 

Slides: Designing for the Somatic imagination – Susan Ploetz

Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist and somatic practitioner, conducting artistic research through somatic role play as affectual/effectual experiences. She was a lucky participant in the Larpwriter’s Summer School in 2016 and has presented work, spoken, or taught at Berliner Festspiele/Martin Gropius Bau, Universität der Künste Berlin, The Pervasive Media Studio, Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Dutch Art Institute, Documenta, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and Performa, among other venues. She lives in Berlin.

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