Making geographical maps can be a useful way to orient and understand our surroundings. But mapping can also be a limiting, inaccurate, and colonizing 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.
re-mapping/de-mapping will be a 3-hour outdoor laboratory consisting of a series of guided movement & awareness practices that will allow us to be, observe, and move outdoors, awakening sensory wisdom and disorienting/re-orienting ourselves on/with land and in the body.
We'll begin with some short readings that will bolster our practice and 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. Wear comfortable clothing/protection for being outdoors and intimate with the elements for 3 hours. Bring a notebook, pen, bug repellent, sunscreen, and water.
$10-30 sliding scale
Rain date: July 14
To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com
You will receive the location (in Troy) upon registration