Workshop

Pleasure Body

With Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin

This workshop enacts practice and conversations around rest and pleasure. Acknowledging the multiple meanings and frictions that these words hold, it questions and challenges the language around labours of care, wellness and healing.

Ámà: 4 Days on Caring, Repairing and Healing

Past Dates

The workshop includes a break.

Free admission. To participate in the workshop, please send an email with your name, a few lines about yourself and your desire to participate to before 31 October. Priority will be given to QTBIPOC.

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“Agitation, for me, is a state of possibility: it requires and brings movement, literal movement … holding space is about allowing the possibility for agitation to manifest, to be a collective experience, to be a generative collective experience.” — Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin in: Some Kind of Magnetism, a written conversation with Jamila Johnson-Small (2020)

Pleasure Body interweaves somatic studies – enquiry into the lived body through sensing and moving – with SWANA body practices that focus on the pelvis, hips and ass. The workshop is an offering to position rest as a situated practice of resistance.

Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin is an artist, independent researcher and queer agitator of Armenian descent. Their research uses a queer/transfeminist approach to somatic practices. It comprises a collection of pedagogic and performative events that focus on pleasure as a form of resistance against systemic oppression.