SLOMOCO Microresidency, Nov 5 – Dec 10, 2021

Really happy to be part of an amazing Microresidency opportunity at SLOMOCO, from the Movement and Computing Conference. My understanding of abstract ideas into data and movement, and a critical reflexion on each “step”, offered me clarity to continue in developments, applications and questionings with the INTIMAL App. Thanks for the Cohort conversations, and the provocations. Really delighted with the process and the listening in this community. Slowing down. From SloMoCo:

“SloMoCo asks: how can we co-design and develop research and practice events that treat virtual and telematic engagement as a feature and not a bug? What does this third space look like? With its penchant for observing and prototyping embodied experience, technical know-how, know-what, know-when, we believe the MOCO community is uniquely situated to respond playfully to this speculative invitation. For the last seven years, MOCO has convened research-practitioners with diverse metier in dance, somatic practice, theory, education and learning science, HCI, engineering, design, and neuroscience to share insights, findings, and provocations at the intersection of movement and computing. The community seems to return to a generative tension and complexity between the moving body as experienced and as represented. With SloMoCo, we return once more with a difference to ask how these insights can inform the presentation and performance of our work in this experimental setting. How can this attention to representation and abstraction of movement play a role in telematic, collaborative, and relational artistic practice? How can attunement to embodiment and facility with real-time movement analysis generate new modes of engagement? Through a series of events, opportunities, and endpoints, this reformatted conference/series will provide season, solstice, celebration, and structure as we head forward in order to produce a collective sense of time and a collective sense of possibility.”

Resident at The Studio in Bath Spa

This week I have started as a resident at The Studio, from Bath Spa University.

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The Studio provides a space for local micro-businesses, Bath Spa University students, academics, and graduates to work on projects and ideas which focus on creativity and technology. It is also a venue to share learning through regular workshops, events and activities which are open to the wider community.

I am happy to continue there with the development of the INTIMAL system, and I am very curious and full of enthusiasm to see what emerges in collaboration with other residents.


“QUIEN TE INSPIRA?” – “WHO INSPIRES YOU?” Breathing Diaries and Meditation. Residencia Microhabitable en Matadero Madrid. Oct.28 – Nov 24, 2019

Read below in ENGLISH:

QUIEN TE INSPIRA fue una meditación sonora que exploró el acto de respirar como experiencia colectiva vital, mediada, en espacios locales y distantes. La meditación fue guiada por artistas en residencia en Madrid, estudiantes del programa Microhabitable, y el colectivo virtual INTIMAL, quienes basadxs en diarios de respiración en su vida cotidiana, invitaron a la audiencia a respirar. Respirar y escuchar en la meditación Quién te inspira, nos ofrece oportunidades para ser y estar en el presente. Seis perspectivas de respiración emergieron de los diarios de vida cotidiana: al despetar, en silencio con otros, al hablar, expresando emociones, al caminar-correr y viajar, y al respirar con intención. Estas formas contribuyen a crear un vocabulario que puede proponer espacios para habitar sin performar; también en oportunidades para escapar de la rutina no performativa, y meditar, performar de manera consciente cuando se siente la necesidad de recordar la relacionalidad latente de nuestro respirar compartido.
La meditación fue parte de la exhibición Corazón, Pulmones, Hígado (Diciembre 1), en el Centro de Residencias Artísticas en Matadero Madrid. Fue desarrollada como parte de una Residencia Artística a la cual fui invitada por el programa Microhabitable (Campo Adentro, Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Gallery). La plataforma virtual fue apoyada por The Center for Deep Listening.

Esta actividad fue inspirada en la práctica de Deep Listening® (Pauline Oliveros), y el proyecto INTIMAL: Interfaces para Escucha Relacional.
En la elaboración de diarios participaron: Laura Osorio, Anita Ramirez, Silvia Villalba, Lucia Nikolaia, Yamile Calderón, Dayana Rivera, Ericka Florez, Elena Bajo, Carla Giachello y Yuri Tuma.
La meditación fue guiada por: Dayana Rivera y Ericka Florez, con presencia física en Madrid; Laura Osorio y Ximena Alarcón, con presencia virtual desde Holanda y el Reino Unido.
En la meditación se incluyeron contribuciones de: Elena Bajo y Carla Giachello.

Participaron: Personas de la audiencia en Madrid.


WHO INSPIRES YOU was a sonic meditation that explored the act of breathing as a vital, mediated collective experience in local and distant spaces. The meditation was guided by artists in residence in Madrid, students of the Microhabitable program, and the virtual collective INTIMAL, who kept breathing diaries during three consecutive days, which led to invitations for the audience to breathe. Breathing and listening in meditation, offers us opportunities to be and be in the present. Six breathing perspectives emerged from the diaries: waking up, silently with others, speaking, expressing emotions, walking-running and traveling, and breathing with intention. These forms contribute to creating a vocabulary that can propose spaces to inhabit without performing; also in opportunities to escape from the non-performative routine, and to meditate, or to consciously perform when one feels the need to remember the latent relationship of our shared breathing.

The meditation was part of the exhibition Corazón, Pulmones, Hígado (December 1), at the Center for Artistic Residences in Matadero Madrid. It was developed as part of Ximena Alarcón’s one month artistic residence, invited by the Microhabitable program (Campo Adentro, Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Gallery). The virtual platform was supported by The Center for Deep Listening.

WHO INSPIRES YOU was inspired by the practice of Deep Listening® (Pauline Oliveros), and the INTIMAL project: Interfaces for Relational Listening.

Laura Osorio, Anita Ramirez, Silvia Villalba, Lucia Nikolaia, Yamile Calderón, Dayana Rivera, Ericka Florez, Elena Bajo, Carla Giachello and Yuri Tuma participated in the creation of diaries.

The meditation was guided by: Dayana Rivera and Ericka Florez, with a physical presence in Madrid; Laura Osorio and Ximena Alarcón, with a virtual presence from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Contributions from Elena Bajo and Carla Giachello were included in the meditation.

Participants: People from the audience in Madrid.