formless arts

by Bruno Caverna
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Formless Arts is a collaborative space created by Bruno Caverna that aims for an intermingling, integration and communication between all kind of art-forms and various practices from the very source.

Formless Arts are those with a profound ethical engagement and constitution, dealing with the sources and roots of our modes of being (together), that is our ways of perceiving experiencing and creating ourselves as part of the world, and how we relate with the different existential territories (mental, relational, environmental).
Through these practices we develop concrete tools and approaches to sustaining life, integrity and community (in its singularities and differences) developing an ethical-aesthetic paradigm that shifts away from understanding value as the accumulation of profit and power, towards supporting and engaging one another through contact (physical, energetic, emotional).

The formless is sustained by and inspired in the infinite flux and flow of life, its seemingly chaotic and informal quality, that generates, composes and becomes form and that we can access for creation, composition, conception in an attempt to make sense and meaning of what we describe as the infinite possibilities that surround us and stimulate creations and relations when we are attuned to it.

We are dealing with essential questions (on a local and global level) that philosophers, artists, scientists, shamans, martial art masters, psychoanalysts, etc. have been dealing with daily, and throughout human history from different fields and perspectives . Building a metaposition and ethics of action through practice: a constant dialogue between the continuum of knowns and unknowns, learning and unlearning, self and other, confrontation and collaboration, vulnerability and integrity…
We can only begin to discover paths of genuine self and world knowing and emancipation, in any sphere of life, when we begin to acknowledge our deep conditioning (social, relational, cultural etc) that affects our posture, positions, desires, gestures, fears, ideologies, inclinations, tastes, habits.

In the formless arts we do this all through practice, perceiving, engaging in, destabilizing and transforming these corporal and subjective territories using our bodies (together), the space and objects that accompany us.

About Bruno Caverna
Bruno Caverna is originally from Rio de Janeiro and started practicing a vast array of physical practices at the age of 8, such as capoeira, contact-improvisation, contemporary dance, acrobatics, taiji, qi-gong and russian martial arts – systema, just to mention a few. In 1994 Bruno started teaching/sharing passionately and tirelessly his life experiences with people from all walks of life in more than 30 countries. He authored Play-Fight and Liquid Body as a result of a vision that questions our crystalized concepts while at the same time interweaving a multitude of disciplines and tribes through a common thread. At this time Bruno is converging both Play-Fight and Liquid-Body under an all-encompassing emergent umbrella, Formless Arts, his newborn baby.

Formless Arts

Formless Arts is a collaborative space created by Bruno Caverna that aims for an intermingling, integration and communication between all kind of art-forms and various practices from the very source

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