On Monday we ventured out to the Caperdown Park to look at wildlife & habitat and how different species affect one another. This day was lead by Jonathan alongside artist’s Reiko Goto & Tim Collins who discussed the theme of ‘Empathy’ and how it affects our way of understanding and connecting with our environment…
The day was spread out through out the park, seeing the wildlife and creatures that lived in the enclosed habitats. In the park we also stumbled across Savage Corporations who had set camp in one of the empty spaces of the centre. It was a wonderful spectacle.
As part of the lunches, Yvonne asked us to draw/recollect the discussions of the day and mark them on our little cardboard plates as a way to document the process of the day, linking the food with the whole day. I really enjoyed this process as it allowed our lunch to turn into an artistic intervention.
As well as discussing, we also did an immersive worksop where we were asked to empathise with and become part of our surrounding habitat. I took my sound recorder and sketchbook with me and sat in the grass for a long time. I really enjoy being immersed in one place and being still within it. I feel that by doing this you can almost become a part of it, by just being aware of yourself within a space. I find it a very magical moment.
This was my recording: