A two-part online study session with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Valentina Desideri, and Arjuna Neuman.
Part 1: Thursday, 17 June 2021, 18.00–20.00 BST
Part 2: Monday, 21 June 2021, 18.00–20.00 BST
This study session will be a collective poethical reading. We will listen to the audio of Arjuna and Denise’s new film while Denise and Valentina send reiki. We will take some time to feel what ghosts this brings for everyone and make some notation of the feelings and the ghosts. We will bring our ghosts together and gather a collective question for a poethical reading. We will do one round of reading using tarot cards and one round using one of Arjuna and Denise’s previous films (4 Waters–Deep Implicancy, Serpent Rain) as a deck. What comes up with the tarot will guide how to approach the film as a deck. We will have some space and time for what is gathered to land and pass through as needed.
You’ll be asked to write a few sentences (or send a short audio message) about your
interest in attending. Please register only if you are certain to attend. It is essential that you can commit to both days. There is a maximum capacity of 30 participants for the event, of which 10 places are reserved for Techne students. When registering, please indicate whether you are a
Techne student (full member or associated).
Please use the options on the registration form to tell us about any access needs. The session will primarily take place online, on Zoom. We will use auto-captioning from otter.ai, which is not perfect, but we can offer a corrected transcript after the event. If that would be useful to you, please let us know when you register. The event will mostly involve talking, listening to a soundtrack, and looking at visual materials (film stills and tarot cards) together. A sound description of the soundtrack can be provided if you let us know when you register. The reiki that will be sent is available to all bodies. Visual descriptions can also be provided live during the event by one of the organisers – let us know if you need this when you register so we can arrange how to organise it with your tech set up.
We may also use interfaces such as Padlet or Vimeo, which will be linked in the chat function during the event. You will not need to subscribe to these platforms for access, and using them will be optional. We recommend using a stable internet connection and headphones. We would like to ask everyone to have cameras switched on at all times where possible, and microphones switched off when not speaking. The intention of the study days is a supportive and exploratory atmosphere with
plenty of room for discussion. In order to allow for moments of rest, we will be taking breaks throughout the sessions. The event will only be recorded in the case that someone attending needs a corrected transcript for their access reasons. Such a recording would not be stored or made available afterwards.