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Gastrulation Gestures

This video was taken at a somatic therapy session conducted by Stanley Keleman in 1995 in Berkeley, California. In this clip, Victoria Ruiz (pseudonym) uses gestures to physically illustrate the process of gastrulation—the stage of early embryonic development in which the zygote splits and folds.

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Katharine Young, "Aesthetic Ecologies: Reflections on What Makes Artifacts Art," Journal of Folklore Research 51/2 (2014).


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