Multimodal PhD Project
in spiritual dance
Contemporary secular spiritual practices of conscious dance integrate music in the pursuit of connection. How do students of Ecstatic Dance conceive, operationalize and deal with this mediating relationship?
Speculative sound ethnography
Islamic Atmospheric Cosmotechnics
Co-authored with Anthropologist of Technology Chakad Ojani on a project for the Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines hosted at Osaka University, Japan. We created an experimental ethnographic recording from a place in a timeline that does not exist, beyond EuroAmerican modernity
Photo & Video
Arte Vital is an ongoing artistic collaboration with dancer and Gestalt therapist Faust Espejel. These are a series of videos and photos of various ceremonies and rituals involving life and death, taking place in Barcelona and in the surrounding territories.
Touch Here to (Dis)connect
Exploration of the relationship between embodied practices like dancing, and spiritual pursuits in/out of western modernity in "spirituality" festivals in northern Spain.
Cultivating a Multispecies Sensibility
Co-authored with Adrianna Szojda and Francisco Rocha. A submission to the Multispecies Imaginaries exhibition, this is an illustrated manual for living with others. I also helped to curate the exhibition as part of my participation in the ON MEDIATION course 2020-2021.
Doing Salat / Sacrilizating Space
Members of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi order often "stamp the earth with the name of God" (Werbner, 1996), meaning they sacralize, through the performance of salat (prayer), otherwise secular spaces. Exhibited at the Shared Sacred Project at the University of Cambridge.