Reflection on digestion: the stomach

Couch, Amanda (2014) Reflection on digestion: the stomach. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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'Reflection on Digestion: The Stomach' is a workshop that reflects on the process and image of the stomach and digestion through science, food, and language. Whilst consuming an aperitif followed by a gastronomic dish of tripe, participants will listen to a reading, a presentation of collaged texts from the fields of art, film, philosophy, history, and contemporary biomedical science. The voices of David Hillman, Nietzsche, Galen, Peter Greenaway, and neuro-gastroenterologist, Michael Gershon, amongst others will guide participants to explore how we cognitively and bodily digest food, knowledge, and experience, and fashion our sense of self. Participants will be asked to practice a kind of mindfulness eating, in that they will concentrate their focus on the experience of eating and listening to the accompanying text, whilst reflecting on what is happening in their own bodies and selves. 'Reflection on Digestion' embodies an experiential approach to the transmission of information by placing the participant, their senses, and interior body at the centre of the creation of meaning and understanding. By reflecting on the direct experience of eating alongside historical and contemporary narratives of digestion, participants and speaker, literally and metaphorically ruminate on the processes of ingestion, digestion, subjectivity, and on embodied ways of knowing. The 'Reflection on Digestion' project has developed from a social science research project, in which I explored my subjective experience of ongoing digestive problems, in relation to my lecturing role, through narrative and phenomenological writing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56

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