Bodystorming: Scientific Modeling and Artmaking within Cancer Research
February 16, 2023 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Carl Flink, Director of Dance & Nadine Jette Sween Professor of Dance, University of Minnesota & Artistic Director, Black Label Movement
David Odde, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Bodystorming is a tool created by Carl Flink of Black Label Movement and David Odde’s biomedical engineering lab in their ongoing decades-long collaboration. Bodystorming reframes how humans interact with scientific concepts, promoting deep participation from patients, caregivers, and clinicians, bringing humanity and caring into the process, and including voices not typically heard in this type of research. Using choreographic techniques, Bodystorming provides scientists with a highly flexible modeling system to inform their research and complement more traditional software-based models. It also creates a fertile landscape for inspiring movement and choreographic concepts. This event will include a Bodystorming practice, in which participants can participate in person or online, as well as conversation about the process and time for questions. This event will be recorded.