Somatic Drifts, a new work in development by Cat Jones, is an immersive experience for one person at a time. It investigates the potential for a participant to experience the body of other entities through physical re-association facilitated by touch and visual feedback. In Somatic Drifts, Cat combines sensory experience with deep visualisation to explore difference, trans-human and interspecies empathy, identity transgression. How far can we drift outside of the sense of self? What can this drift enable us to change?
In part an extension from her previous work Empathic Limb Clinic, Cat begins this new exploration by extending the botanic graft of Empathic Limb Clinic into a full body experience through sensory tests, audio environments, interviews and conceptual discussion with Adhocracy 2014 audiences. See more information here.