Projects

The Soma Project

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…


Adam D.J. Laity (Black Cat Films), Jonathan Eve, Lisa May Thomas, Jo Hyde

Made by

Lisa May Thomas

Lisa May Thomas

Lisa May Thomas is a contemporary dance artist who has worked extensively with body-technology relations in performance-making practices

Working with

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell is a computer scientist, researcher and electronic musician lecturing computer music at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Jay Kerry

Jay Kerry is a trained actor, technician, project manager, performance artist and aerial acrobat.

All Seeing Eye


Clarice Hilton


Jo Hyde


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 project spans; Soma a movement and virtual reality experience; research initiatives at the University of Bristol combing dance-somatic practices with virtual-reality technology; audio-visual and photographic exhibition work, professional dance workshops and training using technology in practice and performance; and public workshops and talks.

Soma is a participatory performance which combines movement and virtual reality - https://soma-project.co.uk/

Soma is an hour-long participatory experience that takes participants on a sensory journey and offers them the opportunity to explore different ways of ‘seeing’ and ‘feeling’ across physical, virtual and imagined realities.

NB. Soma has been developed on from prototype project Figuring (2018) - http://www.figuring-project.com/