BRAIDING AND SPHERING
Inspired by the central threads of sympoiesis, ABC invites vCIES 2020 Miami conference attendees to make-with us by braiding/sphering to embody and “re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected” (CIES, 2020). We find inspiration in Manning and Massumi (2014) who say the “relational environment is set up to make the outside a participant . . . the outside brings friends” (p. 64); they continue: “to paint [or braid/sphere] with friends, is to become attentive to how the friends paint [or braid/sphere] in you” (p. 72). Thus, we use braiding/sphering in this interactive art installation as a making-with, a worlding-with each other, humans and non-humans alike, in educational spheres and . . .
After reviewing the introduction and video (above), consider how you might respond to the following questions.
- What will you braid and why? Possibilities: materials, sounds, writings, movements, and . . .
- How will you document your braid(ing process) and why? Possibilities: photography, drawing, audio, video, and . . .
We'd like to document your braiding process(es) and/or product(s) from social media posts in one place (we consider this our shared sphere). So, please consider posting on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, using the following identifiers: #PickUpTheThreads #EdBeyondHuman #vCIES #CIES2020 #vCIES2020 @CIES_US
A special thank you to Egda Claudio (FSU PhD student in Art Education) for her work as an artist assistant.