Making geographical maps can be a useful way to orient and understand our surroundings. But mapping can also be a limiting, partial, and even inaccurate practice, one that has historically been used to draw false boundaries in deeply unjust and dividing ways. Likewise, the maps of our bodies are crucial for understanding our physiology and identifying and healing illness. But maps of the body typically do not include the felt sense of our bodies, the way the imagination lives in and enlivens the body, can in fact be born out of the body, the way stories, traumas, and intuition is housed in the body.
de-mapping part 2 will be a 6-hour outdoor laboratory consisting of group and solo practices for examining/re-examining the maps we hold in our minds and bodies, including explorations of ancestral lines and stories, and a series of guided movement & awareness practices done outdoors that will allow us to be, observe, and move, awakening sensory wisdom and disorienting/re-orienting ourselves on/with land and in the body.
Placing deeply embodied practice alongside information gathering and sharing, we will even go so far as to ask: If we spend time outdoors listening, experimenting, developing embodied intimacy with our surroundings, might we "hear" something about the histories, states of being, practices, and entities/bodies that have been made invisible, made non-existent in favor of others? Can we discover lines of communication dampened by certainty, density and speed?
No dance, meditation, or performance experience necessary. We will build on de-mapping part one (which took place in July), but you do not new participants are also welcome.
Wear comfortable clothing/protection for being outdoors and intimate with the elements for 4 hours (we'll spend the first 2 hours indoors). Bring a notebook, pen, bug repellent, sunscreen, and water.
$10-40 sliding scale
To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com
You will receive the location (in Troy) upon registration