“To touch the coarse skin of a tree is thus, at the same time, to experience one’s own tactility, to feel one’s self touched by the tree. To see the world is also, at the same time, to experience oneself as visible, to feel oneself seen.”
-The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
In a playful philosophical performance Sophie Traub will guide an audience through an immersive experiment in embodied audience-ship. The piece will have a foothold in Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology,
Sophie Traub is an actor and performing artist based in Brooklyn. As a performance artist, she has performed pieces in the DUMBO Arts Festival, the Norman Felix Gallery, and ARTSCAPE in Toronto. As an actor, Sophie has performed in a number of stage productions and independent features, including “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely” directed by Josephine Decker, set to be released for public consumtion this November. Sophie is also an alumni and co-organizer of the artist’s residency program, The School of Making Thinking.
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