‘INCHOATE BUZZ’ with Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Leah Clements

Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Leah Clements discuss the unruly powers of the body, social and collective experience and questions around non-hierarchical performance set-ups. They hold a conversation from their distinct practices: Fernanda aims to create relaxed environments, shifting away from the primacy of the visual in experiencing performance and exploring artists’ and audiences’ agency, while Leah Clements’ practice is concerned with the relationship between the psychological, emotional, and physical, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Fernanda’s interest in ASMR leads her to explore how sounds can stimulate sensations and kinaesthetic responses in the body, and how we can allow ourselves to tune into innate gut intelligence while in a relaxed state, while Leah’s work also focuses on sickness/cripness/disability in art, in critical and practical ways.

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2019 and was presented in partnership with Sadler’s Wells, and supported by the Society for Dance Research and University of Roehampton.