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Jul 8 Oct 24 '22
Embodied knowledge is a type of understanding where the body knows how to act – like breathing or riding a bike. It is somewhat difficult to write about. It is rooted in feelings and processes that happen in relation to others and in relation to the world.

Embodied knowledge emerges out of lived experience. It is learned and shared through actions and practices. Transmissions is an exhibition exploring the emerging and passing on of knowledge through embodied processes. Embodied knowledge recognizes the material experiences related to the body. This is in contrast to the idea of understanding by theory, which has been a prioritized form of knowledge within Western colonial institutions. Acknowledging the value of embodied knowledge recognizes the body and the personal as sites of knowledge. It allows us to value different forms of understanding. And it asks us to consider how relation to others and the world around us shapes our views of the world. This type of knowledge is felt through the senses, emotions, and intuitions. The artwork in Transmissions demonstrates various processes related to this theme, including the recognition of knowledge one has within oneself, knowledge by encounter and relation, and the transference of embodied knowledge intergenerationally and within community.

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