Converse: Meditation for the Planet
Part of a year long artist-in-residency called Conduit in the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Public Park, Converse: Meditation for the Planet is the last of three stages of installations, walking tours, performances and workshops.
Meditation for the Planet is a 3 part interdisciplinary community engaged project that includes The Meditation on Water, The Meditation on Land and Gifting.
The Meditation on Land
This installation invites Chinese, Japanese and West Coast Aboriginal or Coast Salish people whose strong connection with nature lends itself to expressing affirmations for the earth.
Each cultural group is invited to create an affirmation, poetic or philosophical statement inspired by nature, written in their own language. Each group will have 3 of their contributions wood burned onto cedar planks. These will be mounted in various locations within the park - 3 planks - one from each cultural group, at any given time during the residency. Each contributor is asked to provide translation/interpretation in English.
All participants are also invited to contribute affirmations for Gifting to visitors to the park during the Converse public events.
All materials are supplied by the facilitator, Haruko Okano
All are welcome! Seating is limited to 12 -15 people at a time.
Second Free Workshop:
Gifting: Deadline for contributions: April 15, 2015
Meditation for the Planet also invites all people worldwide, to contribute affirmations for the earth. This can be written in any language so long as the English translation accompanies it. Please limit the affirmation to fit on a sheet of paper 4” x 2.5”
Send these by e-mail or snail mail and they will be printed on rice paper and inserted into envelopes made of organic fresh leaves (Please print clearly)
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
305 - 1230 E. 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V2
To follow the whole Conduit project please go to http://artislandnetwork.com/