Alyson Sillon: I Am Not Always Where My body Is

“For my thesis ‘I am not always where my body is’, I researched the ritualistic aspect of techno parties and their healing potential, specifically with regards to socially oppressed bodies. According to society, my body corresponds to the female gender with a mixed-race identity. These characteristics have an impact on the way my body is perceived and therefore ruling how I am allowed to behave and take space. Attending techno parties allowed me to make a profound discovery that revealed unconsidered perspectives about my body.”