DATE & LOCATION OF OBSERVATIONS
21-23 Feb, 2016, Ingar Dam, Blue Mountains. “The quality of the water can be measured by the life forms present.”
*conducive to swimming and fire-in-the-evening.
- Tessa Zettel – totally present
- Kate Wright – around 4 months pregnant and looking for a comfy bed
- Stephanie Springgay – incubating amoeba
- Sarah Truman – ditto
- Astrida Neimanis – slept well
- Jennifer Hamilton – grumpy and happy
- Rebecca Giggs – (Bush Google)
By spending 3 days and 2 nights in closer contact with the weather, might we develop methods for reading and responding to weather differently?
Loosely structured: Conversation, collaboration, conviviality (eating, swimming, walking, fire, talking, contemplation, movement, writing)
LATEST WEATHERING ACTIVITY
- 10 am: depart Sydney
- 2 pm: arrive Ingar Dam; set up camp; eat lunch (vegan sushi and sandwiches + nutritional yeast)
- late afternoon: scouting sites, personal settling in, napping
- Evening: collective trip to the High Ground to plan for the next day and a half. Swimming, fire, food (chickpea tagine)
- Sunrise: qi gong, haiku, bodyweathering at the High Ground
- A.M.: breakfast (pancakes & veggie sausage), JMH, TZ, AN – hike to the creek
- Lunch: quiches and salads
- PM: writing exercises: disciplined extrospection and weather ecologies; group discussion under the trees [TZ: moss + lichen; AN: ecotone of the dam (tadpole weather); SS/ST: rocks; KW: ants; BG: burrowing; JMH: picnic table]
- Evening: dinner (burritos) + swimming + fire (with portwine)
- Sunrise – swimming or not
- Morning: breakfast (quinoa porridge); packdown; future planning (see “Warnings”); departure.
- supervisor/supervisee relationship
- red wine is now too warm in Europe
- hairy ball theorem is the maximum amount of hurricanes that the world can handle
- ‘through wind’ – old latvian women complaining and precipitating the need for a sweater, always
- Open the door so the wind can blow the soul out of the house (Jewish)
- elixir field and pa fung (fear of wind)
- how all kinds of species form an ecology of weather (eg. ants as markers/indicators)
- tropopause (Bush Google)
- gravity as an ecological force
- what is that smell before rain (acutally)? (Petrichor? KW?)
- some people make dangerous fires
- there is something interesting about Captain Frederick Maury (1887?)
- caterpillars liquify before becoming butterflies
See here for results of some of our experimentation.
Thinking about going bigger and deeper.
We will meet again in March for Weathering #3 in Sydney.
- Ganguddy in the winter
- Banff residency in 2017
- epistolary projects
- Presentations in late 2016 (ASLEC-ANZ Global Ecologies; Summer Institute of the Antipodes; Somatechnics)
- methods article
Question: How do you 3D print the weather?
wind maps by Tessa – Sat 5:30pm (ish), 10 mins, top of hill / Mon lunchtime, 7 mins, campground
- Karen Barad – Transmaterialities
- Alphonso Lingis: “weather is neither substance nor subject” (Dangerous Emotions)
- Jeffrey Cohen – Stone
- Lawrence Bunuel on disciplined extrospection
- Eve Sedgwick – Nationalisms and Sexualities