It is my pleasure to be teaching a HUMN 311-S004 class at the Emily Carr University this Spring 2017 semester: Tentacular Thought and Creative Practice
This course examines how to expand perception and consciousness for artistic practice informed by contemporary conditions in the world. Shifting away from bracketed thinking that evolved through Cartesian philosophy, this course will instead guide and nurture skills in how to discover an embodied abundance in the world rooted in a practice of deep listening to phenomena. How do we develop sustainable and resilient practices in perception and consciousness aware of abundance and affective dynamics, rather than be propelled by dominating systems rooted in scarcity and panic? Tentacular thinking is a term used by Donna Haraway in her latest book “Staying With The Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene”. This course develops practices that investigate valuable proposals in creatively approaching the ‘trouble’ we face with agility, responsibility, and new possibility.
Thank you to the fabulous class of students for courageously participating in our experiments preparing for the Chthulucene.