On Wednesdays, or another weekday of the once-monthly seminar weeks, the PhD in Practice opens its doors to the Academy, friends, and other interested people. Program participants (individually or collaboratively) use DG 12, one of the attics at the academy, to present their work in progress and experiment with different formats of presentation. Come and join!
Fantastic Wednesday with Lisa Nyberg
June 21st, 5pm-6.30pm
Unsettling: a guided meditation to the sea
This evening invites you to take part in a guided meditation, and to have a conversation on the radical possibilities of pedagogy in this kind of practice. How can we study for what-is-not-yet?
This work-in-progress deals with unsettling and de-centering by the means of meditation. A voice guides the listener through an awareness exercise, where one’s body is soaked into the sea, and the rhythm of self is disrupted by a call from the deep. There is an element of ”soft cohesion”, a persuasiveness of the voice, guiding the listener to dispossess of the current reality, falling into another rhythm, to be possessed and unsettled. But there is also space for negotiation and resistance. Lisa Nyberg’s research deals with pedagogies of the unknown, and this evening is part of her explorations of guided meditations as performance and pedagogy.
PhD in Practice – DG 12 – Schillerplatz 3 – Academy of Fine Arts Vienna