Medicine is full of emotive and ‘soulful’ images. Not only those we witness with our eyes, but those we picture in our mind’s eye along with individual thoughts, feelings and sensations. Our imagination is very rich. What happens when we attend to these inner images and stay in touch with our powers of perception and our intuiton? What happens when we pay attention to our dis-ease, our pain and our pleasure?
You are invited to add any thoughts, views, images you may wish to share to the contents of a small portable case for reflective notes. This may appear from time to time throughout the festival. Whilst comments will remain anonymous, all will be read and will contribute to further shape the above work.
‘An old ancestral affinity between the human foot and the solid ground is replenished by the simple act of stepping outside without shoes’ (Abrams). Human beings are exact instruments’ (Goethe). Can we be more mindful to the state of the earth when we also sense it through the soles of our feet? Come and join a Barefoot Walk, attend to your powers of perception and share our experience in a discussion.
Several walks with discussions will be led by four artists to explore how we sense the world when we make contact skin-toskin between the ground and one of the most sensitive parts of the body. There will also be global participation as an Earth Summit 2012 Event.