Exploring bodies, materiality
and touch in multi-person
virtual reality.


The Soma Project explores the concept of ‘somatic agency’ – our experience of and capacity to sense and feel our living and moving bodies, highlighting the perception gap between seeing and feeling through the use of VR technologies.

Led by dance artist and researcher Lisa May Thomas, The Soma Project spans: participatory performance experience SomaVR, research initiatives, audio-visual and photographic exhibitions, professional talks and workshops which offer insight and explorations into dance, the sensory body, and VR/immersive technology.

NB. Soma has been developed on from prototype project Figuring (University of Bristol, 2018).

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