Using inquiry based dérives, we will explore our attachment to destination and a clear path, willingly releasing ourselves and testing our thirst for the mysterious otherness ahead. We will look to the stories, patterns and folklore of those who have ventured into the vast ‘unknowns’ of their day, from (in)famous explorers to the forgotten adventurers who made waves in their respective fields of music, computer science and art practice. By bolstering up our navigating skill-sets for traversing nature’s wild, we will also explore techniques for getting lost in our heads, with our friends and as a practice we apply to our bodies and non-physical space. We will be reading stories, testing out principles, making mind maps, generating a self-published compendium, and “losing” ourselves in the process.
@ BEAM camp in Strafford, New Hampshire. Summer 2015.