Embodying Eco-Consciousness: Somatics, Aesthetic Practices & Social Action
  • ISSN: 1757-1871
  • E-ISSN: 1757-188X


User-Friendly-Guides Series (hereinafter UFGs, 2019–present) is a series of on/offline movement-based workshops that were developed by Ludic Collective. This practice specifically focuses on exploring various perceptual, sensorial and bodily strategies to position oneself in relation to other living organisms. Our wish is to propose an uncanny realm, where morphological differences and perceptual gaps overlay with shared evolutionary histories between us and the other organisms. We hope the UFGs will encourage the participants to de-centre their perspectives when encountering other-than-human beings or interacting with their environment in everyday life. For this issue of , we are sharing three audio-visual works (‘Planthuman’, ‘Embodying the watery beginnings of animals’ and ‘The arms of an octopus’), as well as a series of audio-only versions of somatic workshops. The viewers/participants are free to engage with our work in any way that feels relevant to them.


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