Remote togetherness – reflections on Prespes and walking in situ

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LanguageEnglish
Duration21.40 minutes
CostFree

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This work builds on a number of themes explored in the paper presented at Prespes in 2019. This paper brings together memories of walking on the land at Prespes with the impact of COVID-19 on mobility. As part of this performative paper, I explore issues related to territory, contested ground, deep listening, more-than-human and ancestral connections as a means to wrap together ideas of location / dislocation, walking with respect and honouring the land.
The role of the Sacred is integral to my creative practice and the audio paper will also have the potential to act as a guided meditation, inviting the audience to observe, listen and breathe.
The paper will also quote some relevant authors and thinkers who influence my perspective and approach to using deep listening and embodiment as a means to creatively enact participation from an audience. The piece will shift between the poetic to the theoretic and the aural, allowing for a multilayered experience of place and belonging/unbelonging, proximity/distance and the realms of the physical and virtual as modes of engagement.

Tracey Benson

Tracey M Benson is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. In 2019 she founded Treecreate, a social enterprise focused on creative action around regeneration, reforestation and eco-awareness. With an interest in ubiquitous ...

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