Embodied Methodologies: The Body as Research Instrument by Eline Kieft

This series of three videos introduces an embodied epistemology through the moving body. Video 1 discusses the discipline of somatic practices, leading to expanding views on knowledge and perception as based mostly in cognition, to a more integrated view that includes the entire body as potential site of knowing. You can explore this through a movement task in the second video. Moving with Lines and Circles as a pair of spatial concepts will serve as a concrete example of applying the body as research instrument and derive insights through movement. The third video explores the role of the body within a research cycle. This includes practical suggestions for translating your unique research topic into movement, so your research can benefit from and be supported by increased bodily awareness and a movement-approach.