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Tue, 16 Apr

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Margate

Transformative Conversations | M LAB Course Unveiling Somatic Experiments for Professional Growth

An online space led by Galit Criden exploring Modern Matriarchal Concepts and how they affect your practice. In this iteration of M LAB, we focus on art and culture. Explore challenges in these contexts to equip yourself with tools for engagement and personal growth.

Transformative Conversations | M LAB Course Unveiling Somatic Experiments for Professional Growth
Transformative Conversations | M LAB Course Unveiling Somatic Experiments for Professional Growth

Time & Location

16 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 14 May 2024, 20:00

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

Each session will be 2 hours on a Tuesday, facilitated online - see the course programme below

Booking is essential and participants will need to book for all five sessions at £70 in total BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

We encourage participants to book all five sessions for a comprehensive learning experience and deeper personal growth. If you can't attend all five and are interested in joining please get in touch.

"Thank you so much for creating and facilitating such a lovely and stimulating space. I am very happy that these workshops gave more ideas about what to do next in my work." 

Developed by Galit Criden at The Women Art Library, Goldsmiths University, M LAB (M Laboratory) employs diverse strategies, including movement scores, site-specific interventions, collective reading, conversation, and the integration of international Co-hosts in each session to widen perspectives, all contributing to a vibrant community discourse.

Participants of all backgrounds are invited to take part, to consider matriarchy as a strategy, to engage archived knowledge through slowness and listening practices, collaborative thinking, and more. They will also be invited to consider their own practices through the lens of modern matriarchy. The course will offer time and space to consider questions including:

How do we function without destroying the other?

What is modern matriarchal knowledge and its importance?

How does it affect our lives and practices?

How can we model matriarchal strategies in our lives and research?

The group will then create an open-source board of resources, responses, and inspirations to be generated and developed together, shared with The Margate School's community and the Women's Art Library, at Goldsmiths University via their digital platform library.

M Lab provides opportunities for engagement, knowledge exchange, and collaboration with fellow researchers, artists, and practitioners. After five sessions, you will benefit by:

  • Enhanced professional skills through the utilization of matriarchal strategies in your own practice
  • Application of these strategies across all populations
  • Growth of your practice by networking with local practitioners and an international cohort specializing in the use of matriarchal values and strategies
  • Reflection upon alternative ways of viewing the world

"...Thank you for the online sharing we have had as a group with you over the last five weeks. I found the discussions and the work rich - unquantifiable and life-enhancing." 

"It was so inspiring to be part of this M LAB. I wish I can join another workshop in the future."

About Galit Criden:linktr.ee/galitcriden

Galit Criden is a choreographer and matriarchal researcher based in London. She holds a BA from the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem and an MA Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University, London. Her practice examines sculptural physicality, extended duration, and aesthetic precision where the relation between space, duration, and movement is intensely magnified. She is particularly interested in what sort of conversation her work can have with fixed ways of structuring knowledge to enact change. Galit works with choreography, objects, education, and research and her work has been presented at Wellcome Collection, Chisenhale Dance Space, Museum of Motherhood (US), Pushkin House London, Performática Dance Festival (Mexico), International performance conference Jerusalem, among others.

Photo by Natalia Gomez

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