Future Folk

Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

"They make it look so easy"

Martin Turner

By creating new physical experiments, can we find new ways for spectators to understand performers?

Athletes achieve extraordinary levels of ability by subjecting their bodies to intense levels of training and conditioning. As spectators, we are often in awe of those who attain such high levels of performance, and put them on pedestals. By manipulating body posture, how can those with unconditioned bodies gain new insights into the physical and mental sensations associated with athletic skills and practice? Would this bridge the gap between the performer and the spectator, and provide new ways to appreciate and understand these highly trained bodies?