A Community of Sensation, event #2: Workshop

22 April 2017

Event #2: Workshop

Saturday 22 April, 1 - 5pm

With the second event on the occasion of her residency, Nicolson initiated a workshop to explore embodied learning and collaboratively generate new material. We pooled ideas; gathered, enacted and translated research; and initiated and documented (inter)actions. The workshop weaved through ideas of learning; internalised gestures; misreading; copying; the motif or refrain; digression; and latencies between sound, mark and meaning.


Throughout April 2017 London based artist Fay Nicolson was in residence at Jupiter Woods to develop her on-going project A Community of Sensation. This body of work previously existed as a multi-disciplinary scrap book for reflections on; learning, sense, aesthetics, reading, knowing and acting. Nicolson used Jupiter Woods as a site and set to: initiate performative acts; form magnetic collaborations; draft texts that are machines for thinking and scores for doing; and experiment with producing visual, material and sonic collages.

A Community of Sensation built on Nicolson’s previous research around the value of embodied learning and its potential for radical or alternative ways of thinking that can operate outside of (or in parallel to) pedagogical strategies based on the primacy of language.

Nicolson’s residency was be punctuated with a series of public events that aimed to gather and solidify a network of people interested in similar ideas and approaches.