[the Eponym] A Somatheory Encounter

by Magdalena Górska and Deborah Ligorio
at SAVVY Contemporary as part of SPEAKING FEMINISMS | Preliminary Exercises | a series curated by Elena Agudio and Federica Bueti

"Breathing is also an event of bringing the outside in and the inside out. As a continuous metabolism of air in the movement through the lungs; in the ow of oxygen through the veins, organs and cells; and in the exhalation that lets the breath out, breathing opens the horizon of what it means to be a human breathing subject beyond conventional boundaries of human embodiment.”(Magdalena Gorska, Breathing Matters: Feminist Intersectional Politics of Vulnerability).
How does the world breath? How do we breath? Can breathing become a feminist practice? Through a collective and participatory experiment in embodying theoretical configurations through breathing exercises and techniques of body-awareness, scholar Magdalena Górska and artist Deborah Ligorio look at the politics of breathing, and consider the possibility of developing breathable feminist politics through engagements with breathing enacted in different kinds of vulnerable lives.

special thanks to Marie-Luise Angerer and Wibke Straube through COST Workshop WG3, EU-Cost-Action New Materialism, University of Potsdam

[The Eponym] A Somatheory Encounter, Magdalena Górska and Deborah Ligorio