“Where does the light go when you turn it off?”

Welcome everybody.
Here are some questions with no one answer. Think about them and react to them in whichever way you´d like to as we approach our week in Paris.
During this week we will explore –as a group – synergy under the heading “Where does the light go when you turn it off?“ Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, brains, bodies, and toes as we try to make sense of synergy! We are your facilitators and look forward to your contributions.
Robyn & Natalie

Question 1: You´re walking down a narrow corridor and you have to accommodate passing someone coming from the other direction. How do you manage?

Question 2: You´re in a room with one other person. The only object in the room is a table. What happens?

Question 3: You´re in a dark room. There is no electricity…. Create light.

Question 4: What is synergy for you?


14 thoughts on “Synergy

  1. Question 4:

    -> Synergy, sort of a “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” physical concept ?
    -> Synergy: 1 + 1 = 3

    In our framework of Body Conscious II, I find interesting that synergy was in the 19th century a term originally used in the field of physiology, to designate a « contest of action and effort between various organs/muscles, the accomplishment of an action through several organs ». Of course modern sciences brought greater accuracy: agonist and antagonist muscles orchestrates motor efficiency, freedom, precision and economy in motion. To me it ironically calls the title above « Liberty, Equality, Fraternity » … wink à la française 😉

    This synergy is happening on the 3 spatial dimensions:
    1 (vertical) + 1 (horizontal) in synergy = 3 (sagittal)
    = spatiality in 3D
    = spiral musculo-skeletal alignment

    In contemporary neurosciences, we now know that synergy between deep and superficial muscles uncovers the activation of the « reflex of mutual inhibition », a neuromuscular reflex which automatically generates contraction and release simultaneously, producing greater postural balance with enhancement of proprioceptive and interoceptive approaches.
    I found quite interesting the idea of having the word « inhibition » fused with « mutual » in the naming of a synergetic physiological impact.

    My vision of synergy in social interaction: a dynamic relationship between individuals, integrating and capitalizing on everyone’s apparent antagonisms

  2. Question 3:
    I rub my skin against skin, fabric against fabric, create noise and rhythm ; a primal instinct I suppose… hey ! who knows, it might produce sparks

  3. Question 2:
    I suggest the other person to put the table upside down to stand or sit in between the 4 table legs … it could finally drive us to choreographically organize a round table with 8 legs

  4. Question 1:

    I don’t … WE “manage”

    We could invest symbolic corridor enlargement, playing with multiple direction changes. Or both turn around and walk our way out. But we might sympathize and accommodate with the other’s individual orientation. I could decide to change my initial direction.

  5. Question 1:
    (Crackling sounds of corporeal spatial rearrangement): I fold. I transcend through internal corridor of intention. Silently I am engaged in two solos with at least on tangent point.

    Question 2:
    We unscrew two legs on the same side.
    We play ancient wooden swords game. in slow motion.
    The down-facing-dog position of the table introduces a well needed diagonal to the parallel based architecture of the room. Parallels never meet. Now we can slide. from top to bottom. in turns.

    Question 3:
    I dig in my pocket – and let go of my fireflies…

    Question 4:
    Confluence. Carving tangible layers of otherwise impossibilities.

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