Corporeity is the communication of an identity process. How is the body of the person with ADHD represented? What does it mean to be at the same time an artistic or sporting talent and therefore to be twice‐exceptional? What does it mean to be a body that simultaneously conveys achievements and failures? In the modern perspective, hyperactivity as an embodied phenomenon leads to questioning the relationship between body, movement and cognition. Overcoming the Cartesian dualism, on the background of Sheets‐Johnstone’s philosophy of movement (2010, 2011), the contribution will lead to reflect on the theme of the so‐called twice‐exceptionality and on the power of sport and performance art as vehicles of inclusion/exclusion by analyzing four stories of life, narratives of talents who, on the one hand, have made hyperactivity their strong point, but on the other have learned to live with some grey areas.

The Other Side of the Medal. The body in motion between hyperactivity and talent. L’altra faccia della Medaglia. Il corpo in movimento tra iperattività e talento

Clarissa Sorrentino
Primo
2022

Abstract

Corporeity is the communication of an identity process. How is the body of the person with ADHD represented? What does it mean to be at the same time an artistic or sporting talent and therefore to be twice‐exceptional? What does it mean to be a body that simultaneously conveys achievements and failures? In the modern perspective, hyperactivity as an embodied phenomenon leads to questioning the relationship between body, movement and cognition. Overcoming the Cartesian dualism, on the background of Sheets‐Johnstone’s philosophy of movement (2010, 2011), the contribution will lead to reflect on the theme of the so‐called twice‐exceptionality and on the power of sport and performance art as vehicles of inclusion/exclusion by analyzing four stories of life, narratives of talents who, on the one hand, have made hyperactivity their strong point, but on the other have learned to live with some grey areas.
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