We Are Warm workshop
Anna Wolfe-Pauley & Dorian Braun
The warm up is a slow or incremental exercise meant to create a condition in the body for strenuous activity to safely take place. The feeling of heat begins to enter the body. It is the sensation of blood going to your skin. Rapport is the flow between two individuals. Limbic resonance is the capacity of sharing deep emotional states through empathic harmony. Within an interaction, the rapport becomes an entity. My face changes when the other person’s face changes. The atmosphere between us becomes warm and expressive. Warmth is a soft skill. When do you sense your own warmth? How do you become warm to another? We will come together to explore the dynamics of relational warmth. We will engage in a variety of “warm ups” that encourage emotional and physical tenderness. We will warm up to be warm.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Anna Wolfe-Pauly is an American artist who has been making work around concepts of attention and observation for over 10 years. Dorian Braun’s practice lies in attuning to a liberty that consists in the development of all the material, intellectual and moral powers that are latent in him and each person. He is based in Scotland. Anna and Dorian are working to develop a methodology around how sensation and listening shape environmental dialogue. This work has culminated in listening workshops and texts on the method.
ABOUT: ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW
Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to challenge institutionalised education, access to learning and the mechanism of knowledge creation and distribution.
Initiated in 2015, Antiuniversity Now was set up to reignite the 1968 Antiuniversity of London with the intention to challenge academic and class hierarchy and the exclusivity of the £9K-a-year-degree by inviting people to organise and share learning events in public spaces all over the country.
Antiuniversity Now events are organised by academics and autodidacts, experts and enthusiasts and are open to all regardless of experience, background, age or qualification.
They are free, accessible and inclusive and are delivered using non-hierarchical, participatory and democratic pedagogy.
The Antiuniversity does not have a fixed constitution - it is shaped by everyone who takes part, as organiser, host or guest.
However, all our activities are firmly rooted in a collective desire to create and sustain safe autonomous spaces for radical learning that follow, nurture and enact anti-capitalist, anarchist, feminist, anti-racist, de-colonial, anti-fascist, queer, trans and sex workers inclusive values through conversation and direct action.
All applications to take part are accepted, providing they do not cause any harm.