This journal starts at the beginning. The earliest posts from Day One are at the top, the last from Day Three are at the end. Unlike a traditional blog. We want the workshop to unfold here as it did in life. Jenny recorded a ‘wrap’ video at the end of each day. You don’t need to scroll from beginning to end: you can search using words in categories and tags – names or phrases like Jenny, 1st day.
As post workshop contributions come in we’ll revert to blog format and add them to the top.
using only our name signs and phrases.
The patience of the group, the space they give each person to communicate, the concentration and attempts to understand each other is one of the most powerful experiences to be a part of on day one. Never have I seen such a large group listen to each other in that way.
I now have a sign name – arms stretching up from my chest to the ceiling. Each person in the group, if they didn’t have a sign name already, created one. Mine was nicknamed ‘tall smile’. It was our introduction to each other and now I know everyone’s sign better than I know their name. It spoke volumes to be about the link between movement / body and identity.
Adding to our new vocabulary, using phrases from Sarah Kane’s play.
FUCK FUCK FUCKEDY FUCK
AD: “hand over your mouth”
Such angst! Such need! The purest pleas for understanding struck at my heart.