We take a view of emotions as messy, intangible, dirty things responsible for both the embarrassments and horrors of human existence, as well as for its colour and gratification. In this lecture-performance event, Dr Guido Orgs will present findings from cognitive psychological research, examining how humans react, escape, confront, and are duped and seduced by our own feelings.
Alongside this will be performance demonstrations of emotional states; playing with duration, intensity and rhythm, and questioning the authenticity of the appropriated emotional experience. Presented in relation to theory, these performances will animate the spoken word, creating a counterpoint and even provoking ridicule.
Our True Feelings is the third in the trilogy of Études in Tension and Crisis. In researching this body of new work, Dog Kennel Hill Project invited Dr Orgs to witness, connect and reflect on the collective’s performance practices of tension and crisis, and to provide scientific, theoretical contexts to support the development of a new performance work.
Dr Orgs’ background is Performing Dance and Cognitive Neuroscience. He is a Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research in performing arts aesthetics and movement perception has a strong interdisciplinary focus, involving performance artists and cognitive neuroscientists.
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