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Body Weather: Premiere and Discussion

  • 10 March 2021
  • 6pm-7.30pm
  • Online

About this event

Body Weather is a new film by Stine Marie Jacobsen, commissioned by Radar as part of its Risk Related project. It draws on workshops which Jacobsen hosted in collaboration with the neuroscientist Aleks Berditchevskaia, in which participants were invited to describe both perceptual imaginaries and visceral reactions in response to an uncertain threat.

Drawing on these 'naive' descriptions, the film develops a prototype visceral visual and verbal language to convey the perceptual experience of risk. Privileging situated, embodied understanding, the work questions the 'objectivity' of risk assessment, and asks questions about how we interpret science in relation to everyday experience.

This event will feature extracts from the film as well as Jacobsen and Berditchevskaia in conversation with Davide Fillingeri, Associate Professor in Skin Health at the University of Southampton.

Their conversation will trace connections between the film and Fillingeri's research into how humans sense temperature and wetness on their skin, and how these signals contribute to regulating body temperature. It will also explore the speculative design on the film's production, and interrogate the potentials of collaborations between artists and scientists.

Photo credit: Still from Body Weather 

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