• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Workshop: The Shadow Side of Modernity

Thursday, January 23, 2020; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A daylong workshop with artist Haruko Okano that explores the impact of modernity on the body and mind. This workshop combines conversations, hands-on exercises, teamwork and experimentation on the topic of the colonial state that we live in and its impact on the body and mind of us all. What might this state be hiding from us that we need to face in order to practice a different way of being in relationship to each other, to other non-human entities, and the earth? Exercises have performative elements meshed with the challenges of collaboration without leadership, time sensing through the biological clocks within us, and non-verbal communication.

Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stay through the whole process. Portions of this workshop require working in couples with permission to respectfully touch each other without sexual intent.

Register here

Please email anna@musagetes.ca with any dietary or accessibility needs, concerns, or questions.

lunch and refreshments are provided