Tea Spill is a somatic representation of the ways in which trauma is held within the body. Trauma is stored within the right hemisphere of the brain and is characterised by a lack of containment, due to cognitive functioning being shut down by incomprehensible and overwhelming experiences. Right brain function is creative and sensory. Left is cognitive and thinking. Through the action the trauma is slowly released, from right to left; externalising it into a tangible form which can be processed through connection, reflection and discussion. Tea Spill allows us to consider the transformative and healing potential of art.
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