* Class* Fracturing Cartographies: Practicing the Animism of the Ocean

Come Learn how to be an Ocean Dweller. Over our time together, we will learn the pedagogies of animism from the Ocean. We will establish practices for fluidity, creating underwater caves, riding jet streams, evaporating, and embracing stillness. Through experimental meditations, writing exercises, and collaborative design prompts, we will erect shoals and submerge with them to be open to what we can learn under the surface of the Ocean. We will not use the Ocean as a pathway to a destination, we will focus on an errant and discursive journey of learning and discovering together to fracture cartographic practices. By not focusing on territory or destination, we will operate as re-mappers living in the Ocean as the body of water shifts from a passive entity to griot. We will learn from each other's experiences as poetic modalities of difference to create a collaborative text about offshore and submerged identities. We will learn to shift between being surface dwellers and Ocean dwellers. As Ocean dwellers, we will learn how to create a praxis for our terrestrial quotidian navigation of life by exploring the experimental praxis of being.
Instructor - Clareese Hill - Artist researcher
Recurring Weekly every Tuesday
6pm Until 8pm
Abrons Arts Center
New York , NY
Ticket Price: $160 - tuition assistance available

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York , NY 10002
United States