IRL Art Camp is a week-long, in person, safe gathering of VR Art Camp’s Artists and Friends in nature, in the Bicentennial Campground near Headlands. It is rooted in the virtual communal efforts of the different cohorts. We aim to facilitate the collective embodiment of these virtually lived experiences with the social aspects of virtual reality.
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>> 3rd of December, Friday << 6 - 8 pm
Daytime - Shaping the collaborative performance with pebbling, tree yoga and tent flying together with Alex, Annie, Tamar and Judit. Come and join us!
6 pm - Campfire Session: Tamar Zohara Ettun - Performance "Lilit, the Empathic Demon / new moon trap"
Weaving together benevolent demonology of the Jewish tradition with participatory somatic exercises, Lilit the Empathic Demon confronts compassion fatigue, healing, and empathy. Using an inflatable and the new moon to expand on ancestral knowledge, this ritual will invite participants to deactivate external and internal demons.
Lilit the Empathic Demon is a performance which conjures the mythological demon Lilit, who comes from a healing tradition shared by Sumerian, Acadian and later Jews in the Middle East. Lilit’s narrative is directly influenced by ceramic incantation bowls that were used in an empathic ritual to trap demons. Both formally and thematically, this ritual serves as the guiding principle of this piece.
7 pm - River Black - “Befriending the Back Body: Somatic Tools for the Whole Human”
8 pm - Possible word making Field Study with The Bureau of Linguistical Reality to name the un-named phenomena of living within climate crisis, especially focused on the camp fire, and our changed relationship to fire at large.
The Bureau of Linguistical Reality is a participatory artwork by artists Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott working with the public to recognizing a collective loss for words to describe the emotions and experiences our species is having around climate change and other Anthropogenic events. Recognizing that just as new maps will need to be drawn because of climate change, new experiences will need to be codified in language to recognize or new collective realities. The bureau asking the questions, who has the agency to define the changing world around us— and the words we use to talk about it, The Bureau creates a platform for people to identify these new feelings, experiences and phenomena, for which they do not have the language to describe and then to together coin neologisms to better understand and begin to discuss these. The Bureau is a process based social practice artwork that utilizes conversation, place-making and facilitating cross pollination between fields as a medium in itself. The Bureau sees the words created in this process as points of connectivity to further understanding, dialogue and conversations in the world about the ideas these words seek to codify.
All IRL Art Camp events are NOTAFLOF. Your generous donations support the participating
artists. We will keep you informed if any change occurs in the schedule.
>> SAFETY <<
Campfire Sessions and all outdoor activities follow the National Park Service health guidelines: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm
>> CAMPING <<
Please reach out if you plan to pitch a tent: email@example.com
ALL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/camping.htm
Conzelman Road, Marin Headlands
Sausalito, CA 94965
We‘ll have an alternative option for camp fires: a portable, propane fire pit making sure that we are respectfully cozy and warm. Sadly, no pets or car camping is allowed.
>> ADA Information <<
Bicentennial Campground is not accessible by car. While the campground itself is flat, there is a steep 300 yard walk down to the campground. Wheelchair access is limited, as there are no paved areas in the campground.
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