29th March 2017
Dear Rachel,
I am thinking about how sensory deprivation is a trigger for hallucination as a psychologist specialising in schizophrenia I have been working with did a number of simple experiments with students, reducing their sensory capacity, to investigate how easily the brain turns to creating its own world. Apparently hallucination is occurs quite quickly – but this does vary – depending on the individual. Hallucination and Pareidolia seem like friends?
I am excited you have introduced the possibility for us to experience the deprivation tanks. Lets try to book it in.
There is a connection also for us waiting in Moss because of the anechoic chamber – another intense sensory deprivation experience. It is perhaps only in the lack of something we can sense its hidden quality? I think it important we all try to experience these things during the residency so we can compare experiences.
Coincidently I was in Moss recently and filmed the radio vacuum tubes that were on display in the hotel I stayed in – they looked like alchemical jars so I used them at the point in my film when Michael Bryne describes himself as a biological radio. I am sending you an image of one of these radio parts and would be interested in how you might respond? I am really interested in this sense deprivation theme …these are vacuums used to produce sound …seems relevant.
Lindsay x

31st March 2017

Dear Monika

My face became completely yellow this last months in LA.

The strange, interesting and sometimes wretched of the image as the real…to some the face gives off an impression of the yellow happiness…but to another way or kind of looking, some may see a sickness. My health had become deeply compromised to such a point even I did not believe or rather want to believe myself. This conflict between seen and truly felt, has something obviously larger than a single personal experience. Yet it was this scary experience of the real that changed how or what I think I see…and it seems people in nations all over the world are discussing this shift. That despite appearances (conditions of living, a smile) something closer to a "devil" could be sucking the life right out of people…showing as diseases–behind however something looks.

Your research really interests me…
Wonder about the 4 greek humors or the 5 element theory of Traditional Chinese medicine…as the constitutions of the guts/innards relate to the ascriptions of the seen and/or/possibly real.


Rachel to wrote to the group

Seeking a creation of connection correlation of "darkness" to correlate with the "other" of devil, vile, or evil…the other as a concept similar to thoughts and symbols as containing the weight or validity people choose to ascribe to them. The telos of such a flip not as the convex devils mirror as described…but rather locating such choices within the agent of self.

To reference currents of political happening…words can be used to slander and obscure truth for a motive of gaining. Those seeking saving or ascribing meaning to objects tend (not law but tendency) toward subjective influencing with ease.

In the short time embodied in this experience, might there be an interest in directing focus and concentration to development of modes of thought, sensing, creating, aligned with a cyclic pattern of life/death process, and unending generative production.

Has always seemed to me narratives and concepts of duality as one being opposed to or of the other creates conflict. When does conflict ever become boresome? Has the time not yet arrived? Or does such business/busyness distract from some unseen or unsensed fear.


30th March 2017

Rachel wrote to the group

Processing ideas on ways how what is seen becomes described by words
Relative to…the idea of wanting to see something within or upon something else that is or is not there (i.e. Our residency theme) a hypotheses: eyes see it project a desire to love/live in a way different than the systemic designs of capitalism.

2nd April 2017

Dear Rachel, I was interested in your comment as to how to collaborate when we were all sat outside on the jetty at Notam – you said that you wondered if it was even possible to collaborate. It is a problem I have been chewing over; wha it means. my immediate strong connection to he word collaboratoin is negative to the Nazi's and those who colaborated. I was wondering if we could propose some actions that form collaborations – like a manual of types of collaboration?

Could it be in darkness in an unknow place – then we need to collaborate?

L x

17th April 2017

Some references from the FB page:

Monika this (link) somehow seem relevant to the way you described science. I wonder what is the dangling carrot for traditional science? it seem to me the approach you offer acts more as fertiliser, water and sunshine to the practices of science

I’ve been on Twitter since April 2011 — nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am really unhappy about it.…
Nina Rodin-Artist This article is spot on. Equally, I just read that science is also under scrutiny for not being useful enough to society. A bit like art in that respect. The taxpayer wants immediate return for their money… hard to get around. And utterly depressing.

Rachel Wolfe Bottom lines seem to dig early graves on ideas worth developing

Quick monetization sometimes last
But guess some cliches become repeated for some reason…
Things of great value take time to grow (great things come to those who wait…no those that keep at something) now I understand the constant sense of listlessness
Thank goodness for funny cat videos???

Could the sense of lack in certain cultures be attributed to this devil's arsehole idear—as an opening or break in a range of tonal completion? could the location of a sound reclose the harmonic field? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schisma in pursuit of socio-polictal order https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huainanzi ?

Dear Nina The images of flow in this book https://www.scribd.com/…/Sensitive-Chaos-The-Creation-of-Fl… Thank you for providing a koselig change of environ

Dear group: I got also to thinking about the relativeness between Eckhart Tolle and the cultures that produce this kind of ecstatic or bliss-state orientation which my practice has been involved in…and I tend to notice over and over (as repetition was mentioned on several occasions today), trauma as a response to incoming (and perhaps undesired) change. For example, the multitude of sites: a situation of the way those who dwelled there (a place/land) first (Natives) and the incoming of settlers. There seems to be an issue of agency, permission (who says), involved in the development of emancipatory practices that reside within the bodily self. For example, buddhism, meditation, Books such as The 4Four Agreements, these cultural phenomena develop as a way of dealing with tyrannical "forces of energy" if you will. Perhaps these kinds of things explain popular culture…as producing avenues people seek-those who both wanting enjoy sensory life but have not the agency or will or idea of the way to change the structures or positions of oppression. Must one really choose between pleasure/leisure and creation/activism? Perhaps then, what I believe was Nina mentioning a man who has been speaking on things being better now than they ever have been -this exercise of participating in both the pleasure/leisure and creative/activism can be exercised by the artist. Lindsay, you mentioned the question some days ago: what are the roles we are playing? and what are we corroborating upon? This is one of the most beautiful unknowns I have encountered. Thank you dear persons in this very practical group, for creating this opportunity to witness, share and breath in/out together. Each inhale a treasured witness, each exhale a new formation of neurological capacity. Labourers melting a divide of falsehood into a corroboration of truth 🙂 Skål!

A list of words:




Natural environments


The eye

Tracing stones

Meditative approaches

Floatation tanks

Still mind

De-centred Self