Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque
Stiff Baroque

Stiff Baroque

2009

3 hour performance
Performance Space, London, UK
Curated by Kiki Taira
Photographs by Nathan Walker

'I'm very interested in embryological development, because it is the place of space versus the embodiment of structure. The place I want to share with you is an empty space. The first embodiment, before we embody structure, is that we embody empty space. [...]

We've been studying structure forever, and here we're studying space. When we land in presence, we get in touch with this fluid rhythm and this sense of space. [...]

This is an embryological consciousness process, embodying space through embryological structures that don't exist anymore, but whose processes still inform us.'

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, 'The Place of Space: Embryological Consiousness' in 'Sensing, Feeling and Action' (2009)


Forces: embryological development; pre-birth consciousness; cellular breathing; endoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm; yolk sac; invagination of the yolk sac; amniotic cavity; amniotic fluid; cellular structures; primitive pit; the zygote; cell divisions