Sweden

FROM THE BODY

My feet are walking because I’m telling them to do so. Or because I do so. I believe that our connection with the body is fundamental: Being embodied in the world in order to balance. When we separate body and mind, sit still for hours or days, energy stops flowing. Emotions get stuck somewhere and the body starts complaining, soon crying or screaming. Anxiety is such a thing that can…

THE POET SAYS THANK YOU

Hello, words come and words go. Feelings stay. They can be fed with love and affection, they can be kicked and left hungry for years, but they will always be true. When I was with you, I could feel, because you were true to yourself. You were so true, I hadn’t have to pretend. I could just be as I was without it needing to fit a certain form(at). It…

WHY THE MIND IS EMBODIED

Fifty years ago cognitive science was born. It was an attempt to figure out what how the human mind works. The model they started with was the ”informationprocessing ”paradigm. The mind is like a computer. The senses  record information , the brain process that information according to logical rules and finally give orders to our motorsystem to execute what the brain has processed. It was said that computers would become…

EMAIL CORRESPONDANCE AFTER THE BOARDING SCHOOL

17. September 2015 Hi Maj How was your stay at Sisters Academy? I’m still moved by my visit there, the fictionally world they had build was really interesting.. I had really difficult to leave the place haha. I’m still really inspired and can feel a change in my body, but I’m not sure what to do with it? A weird wonder.. but this was a really different experience than other…

WORKSHOP DIARY – DAY 3

The last workshop is over. Number five. I was lucky to have the neighbouring group joining my group from the start because few people showed up. My colleague volunteered to take his students with him. Pre-liminally, the group was lined outside the door in the same way as the other days. I began the listening part while they were in the line with eyes closed. They were asked to spread…

WORKSHOP DIARY – DAY 2

The workshop is developing. (…) Today, two tables were placed staggered in the centre of the room. Writing stations on either side with blotter pads, paper, pen and different colour ink. On two other tables remaining along the wall, books and texts were laid out. Print out pages were omitted and only colour-bound books with silk ribbon bookmarks were available to read from. (…) Both of today’s workshops had an…

WORKSHOP DIARY – DAY 1

(Excerpts) IN THE CORRIDOR smiling faces, some well-known, some of strangers, quiet concentration. Faces line up. Hands handling phones. Anticipation rising. Stomach churning, but eye contact, yes, eye contact, easily found. Lean on it. Lean on what is light. Right: warm hand on veiled shoulder, sweaty shoulder, frail or strong shoulder. (…) What consideration! What support – for all doubt, For meager voices, For me For life in this Cube…

SENSUOUS WORKSHOPS – DIARY POSTS

This week, I will be conducting workshops as a continuation of the boarding school experiences. This time, the frame is the school that I work on. Over the next three days, five workshops will take place taking their starting point from classes held at SAM. I have been preparing books in one-colour wrapping and copying texts for my students to experience and perform. The plan is in short to open…

CONSIDER TIME…

When my partner and I signed up for Sisters Academy Boarding School, we had absolutely no idea of what to expect. We jumped into it because it at some level appealed to us, but we could not explain to anyone – let alone ourselves – why. It turned out to be a life changing experience, twenty-four hours of love, discovery, excitement, mystery, learning, exploring, challenges, sadness, happiness, and more love….

MR. RICE & PEANUTS DO NOT DO HOMEWORK

regarding homework home at work, always working at home when not home also work(ing) and when not working nothing sticks we only work when we hang out other times are for me working and you worrying – at home or what turns out to be a temporary way of living. free flow of thoughts typed and inserted, still questions of structures and hierarchies linger in the system here if a…