Join a member of City Meditation Crew, the performance art group and fictitious government department, on a contemplative walk using cell phones as tools for meditation upon our surroundings at Hole in The Rock. We will attend to the process of responding to our environments, noticing our responses, and choosing how we frame our views. We will walk in silence and explore using our screens to note the things which call our attention while more consciously framing them.
This walk is intended to introduce meditations that may help build human capacities for choosing how we respond to the vulnerabilities that many are experiencing in our current climate. CMC’s aspiration is for all members of culture to be as healthy, whole and creative as possible.
This will be an easy to moderate .5-1 mile walk with periods of unstructured time for framing images. You may to care to bring at least 1 liter of water for the walk.
City Meditation Crew:
The Manhattan-based City Meditation Crew is a fictitious city department whose workers make silent gestures in “public” spaces to inspire passers-by to pay attention to their surroundings, both physical and cultural, one moment at a time. Clad in white coveralls emblazoned with the orange “slow moving vehicle” triangle, CMC workers are recognizable as they complete mundane tasks a little more contemplatively than usual, breathing new possibilities into their performance and interpretation. CMC members remain nameless to emphasize collective actions over individual identities.