Sharing as Caring: Workshop (2017)


Workshop with Susan Turcot and Anglika Levi

Time: June 13. 2017, 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr
Place: Open School East: 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville CT9 2BH

Sharing as Caring is a project to explore contemporary mode of being that affected by economies, politics, technology and emotions, and search the way of “being-in-common” to be sensible for each other. Taking the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima as its starting point, the name “Fukushima” only served as a sort of cipher as I understood that this is only one aspect of a more fundamental problem in the intricate structure of contemporary societies. The project aims at reconsidering the affect of modernities and rethinking relationships between humans, nature, and technology in our close surroundings. It evokes our sensible imagination and stands for a search for the existence of “being-in-common” as the self and simultaneously as the other.

The workshop starts at Open School East in Margate, paying attentions to the sound from 9000km away, using the kit of making a small fire from Taiwa Kobo (one of the projects introduced in the newspaper) and introducing a letter from Toshie Kusamoto, a member of the project to the OSE workshop participants, making sand drawings and explore our imaginations and ideas about “being-in-common”. Surrounding a small fire symbolises the fundamental attitude of the Taiwa Kobo and is used as a tool to share the experience. It helps all to engage in a dynamic scale of time-space to explore our imagination. In such a condition, sand could become a metaphor of the invisible particle of radiation, waves could connect here and the other side of the ocean, and the sound of air brings our imagination to travel further away. (Flyer of the workshop)