Birthing Self

Birthing Self is a movement composition inspired by autopoietic system structures. How do we keep our systems running?

“Autopoiesis” (from Greek αὐτo- (auto-), meaning “self”, and ποίησις (poiesis), meaning “creation, production”) refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself.

Performers Tarren Johnson and Simo Vassinen investigate the dynamics and failures of self-producing systems, while dramatizing the dilemmas surrounding the concept of self.

Using sound, movement and moving images, Birthing Self brings together contemplative movement and intentional form to imagine a poetic model of life.

Props Designed by Matthijs Holland

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