th/fold as somaticartistic practice

Now in the 10th year of collaboration, Susan Sentler and Glenna Batson
snagged a contract with Intellect Books – publishers of original thinking.

artmaking as embodied enquiry: entering the f/old
prospective publication 2024

Not merely ‘about’ folding…but rather, an evolving practice made visible…

We are delighted to invite eight notable authors from varied disciplines to join us in a
beehive body-storming session around this exciting project.

Notables include

Meghna Bhardwaj
dance artist/researcher

Jude Casseday
independent soundscape artist, Durham NC USA

Sony Devabhaktuni
architect/writer/education/faculty, Architecture, University of Hong Kong. Currently teaching in the Department of Art at Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, United States

Jamie Forth
musician, artist/coder and interdisciplinary scientific researcher/faculty, Computing, Goldsmiths University of London

Daniela Monasterios Tan
fashion lecturer, researcher and curator/faculty, Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza
independent multidisciplinary artist/designer, Boston MA USA

Many Tan & Sophie deSeir
independent visual/performance artists

For our publishers

Honing perceptual abilities through embodied practices has been an evolving hallmark of 21 st century artistic research. This book explicates how the processes of artistically focused, practice-based research can apply to making - of anything really - whether of human or nonhuman material. The pedagogy is rooted in embodiment – drawing upon human ingenuity as revealed in the patterning and principles of the living body and in the impulse to create. The approach encompasses a range of possibilities for somatic exploration, curation and an-archiving, whether for performance or for other product realization. Conceived as art-made-differently, The F/old seeks to go beyond the creator’s default mode to engage creatively with the unknown. What we aim for is to spin a meshwork of multiplicity and distillation - one that opens to new vantage points for solo- or co-creation. In this sense, the work reaches outside of the constraints of disciplinarity into new worlds. As such, th/fold has appeal to any number of niche areas because its processes adhere to the very nature of embodiment within art making and its underlying tensions and ambiguities.