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Feralpy Workshops and Performances
July 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
11am-4pm: Watching Sheep Workshop with Hannah Lutz Winkler
In Watching Sheep, I will lead one-on-one sessions in which I shepherd the participant towards a state of heightened attention, focusing deeply on the five sheep that spend the summer on Governor’s Island. Techniques employed in this feralpeutic process may include interactive rituals, mugwort tea, sculptural objects, flexible instructions, and/or touching wool.
12pm-1:30pm: Touch Study Workshop with Leah Fournier
In this workshop/experiential practice, we apply basic empathy to develop intuitive touch. Following a simple, guided body work score, this workshop asks first for participants to therapize themselves to understand tone, quality, structure, and time. What does it feel like with my thumb here, and how much pressure in this spot is not enough, too much, just right? With that information, we can move into partnered bodywork (IF DESIRED) and practice honest and frequent feedback to offer//receive one another’s touch.
12pm-6pm: Transformation Masks with Tyler Kline and Megan Bridge
Rainbow Iridescent Glitter Skin
To excite the blood within
Fluid Movement is the Task
to empower this sly and expressive Talisman’s Mask
1pm-6pm: Performances with Feralpy Artists
Set by Jemila MacEwan & Jack Helfrich
Soul Cymatics by Jennifer Pyron
“Soul Cymatics promotes deep listening awareness through breathing and humming exercises. Benefits include positive circulation throughout your nervous system to calm your responses to stimuli.”
Bind by Riven Ratanavanh
“Bind/unbind” is a meditation on the body’s entanglements to place, history, and time.
Ceremony by Rebecca KellyG
“Ceremony” is an interactive sound experience for identifying and releasing our conditioned beliefs for our personal and collective liberation facilitated by Rebecca KellyG. This session includes live vocal soundscapes, guided meditation, and intuitive movement. Please wear comfortable clothes and something to write/draw with if that supports your process of integrating information.
we were never meant to survive by Ülkü Çağlayan
This is a participatory performance exploring themes of eroticism, death, and the radical togetherness with a particular focus on the role of desire in revolt. Using the Erotic as Power, as a psychological and philosophical weapon, a remedy to restore our senses, the process will focus on mental & emotional preparation for death and dying together. By incorporating narrative construction and participatory nature of the body, we will imagine humanity on a battlefield; in the state of being on the edge; a state of about-to-die. This work is influenced by teachings of queer performance artist, Keith Hennessy and gives references to Audre Lorde, Bataille and Byung Chul Han’s concepts of dissolution into the Other.