The seas, as magnetic reflections and representations of unconsciousness (and subconsciousness), are allocated to embody ancient archives of collective not-necessarily-human memories and amnesias. Water, having memory, makes up the larger part of y/our bodies. How can we make sense/s of these watery bodies and recover how they in/form and make up y/our daily and nightly lives?
Together on each session, we’ll read a short text to do with oceans and waters, while eating and/or drinking something sea vegetable, to macrobiotically render y/our blood into mimetic sea-water-quality. In these informal sessions, there is room for writing – and you go home with a dreaming exercise as a ritual that we’ll use to re/connect and recover whatever shows up in and from y/our sub- and unconsciousness.
Practically: we’ll work towards writing a visual lexicon of sorts that historizes or herstorizes sea vegetables or any kind of food or drink or plant that you like, into a kind of portraits, to recover the ways in which we connect to neocolonial global trade relations today, as a collective ritual offering for betterment.
Possible readings: WET, the magazine on gourmet bathing, Leonard Cohen; The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy; A Billion Black Athropocenes or None, Kathryn Yusoff; The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon; Macrobiotics developed by Michio Kushi; bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress; Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed; ritual poetry of CA Conrad; What We Could Have Become, Malu Blume; Women Who Run With Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes; Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Claudia Rankine; The Call of the Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft; The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void, Jackie Wang; Black + Blues, Kamau Brathwaite; among others. (During the first session you will receive all the texts files and we choose collectively-organically which text to read for the next session.)
17:00 – 19:00 Wednesday 27 Oktober, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December and 15 December
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CPR deals in and with pharmacopoetics as an artist-writer in undisciplined fields of arts and agricultures.