Continuity and variation in embodiment and experience 
Keiji Ideta (the University of Tokyo)
Rieko Tanaka
Moving bodies: Affects, Movement and Stillness/Corps mouvants: Affects, mouvement et repos
MNT 103
Start time:
3 May, 2017 at 16:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:

Short Abstract:

The panel reconsiders the paradigm of body from the concept of "embodiment", and explores diversity of the continuity and variation of bodily experiences through the practices of dancers, musicians and other practices in various fields.

Long Abstract

So far, it has been commonplace for the paradigm on how the body is understood to take the position of representationalism and symbolism in different ways with the analytical way of "reading the body"

However, some existing literature of "embodiment" and "experience", such as Cscordas(2011), point out there is a great need for the reconsideration of the body in different cultures. Although many studies contribute to understanding how the body turns toward the synthesis, or relation to experiences and practices, the perspectives of our bodily experiences are also significant in reconsidering embodiment in terms of different practices.

To best understand the problem, this panel explores diversity of the "continuity and variation" of bodily experiences. For example, in the case of dancers in Thailand, how do they continue their own bodily 'images' through dancing western ballet for the synthesis in the pre-object/subject space? Or in the case of musicians in Cuba, how do they perform various music as integrated one in the pre-categorized internal time?

Finally, we will argue that the bodily experience appearing in the different practices is a "continuity of bodily experience" as "paradoxical embodiment" and capable of being disconnected from what the body was as well as of being continued as what it has been.

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