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Eco Soma proposes an art/life method of sensory tuning to the inside and the outside simultaneously. Petra Kuppers asks readers to be alert to their own embodied responses to art practice, reading contemporary performance encounters while modeling a disability culture sensitivity to living in a shared world, oriented toward socially just futures. In this episode, Kuppers joins Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard, coeditors of the Art after Nature series, in a conversation that begins with an embody journey and touches on questions of awareness, thought patterns, attention, capitalism, performance, language, identity, and disability culture.

Show Notes

Eco Soma proposes an art/life method of sensory tuning to the inside and the outside simultaneously. Petra Kuppers asks readers to be alert to their own embodied responses to art practice, reading contemporary performance encounters while modeling a disability culture sensitivity to living in a shared world, oriented toward socially just futures. In this episode, Kuppers joins Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard, coeditors of the Art after Nature series, in a conversation that begins with an embody journey and touches on questions of awareness, thought patterns, attention, capitalism, performance, language, identity, and disability culture.


Petra Kuppers is a community performance artist and disability culture activist. She is professor of English and women’s and gender studies at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College.


Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and curator specializing in the representation of nature and the environment in art. Aloi is editor in chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.


Caroline Picard is a writer, cartoonist, curator, and executive director of Green Lantern Press.


ECO SOMA is free to read online at Manifold: z.umn.edu/ecosoma-m.




References in the episode include:
-the umwelt (“enviroment” or “surroundings”)
-taisha paggett
-Tiffany King (The Black Shoals)
-Yinka Shonibare

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