to the on-line presence of Gestare Art Collective. These pages offer a
portal for you to enter into the matrixial borderspace(s)* of our
collaborative and creative art processes.
Gestare is Latin for the verb "to carry" in the womb. As women committed to living as process artists in relationship with each other, the earth, cosmos and all its inhabitants, we honour and practice gestation as an artful form of inquiry and pedagogy.
*Ettinger, Bracha L. (2006). 'Matrixial Trans-subjectivity' in Theory, Culture & Society 23(2-3): 218-222.
Writing in Process
Wombwalks: Connecting with the m/Other
The Thread of a Dream: Inviting Re-attunement through a Nap-In
Gestating Relational Artworkings Through a Matrixial Lens
(Like a trickster or the Fool in a Tarot deck, the dakini releases blockages in the energy field and melts frozen patters, so that the door of the mind is suddenly ajar and something new can enter. Dakinis are often connected to the phenomena of synchronicity and inexplicable coincidences of fate.
*Dakini is a Tibetan word meaning "sky goer" or "sky-walking female"..
photograph by Barbara
Wit(h)nessing as Practice: A 2 week artist residency
facilitated by Barbara Bickel at Artscape Gibraltar Point on
the Toronto Islands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 22 -
July 6, 2013
Residency artists: Misty Briesemeister, Grace Katalinich,
Alexis Kimbrell, Medwyn McConachy, Hattie Phillips, & Patty
View a video documentary of the experience.
Nané was in Paris, France (June 2012) studying at the Cité Universitaire Internationale and attended the Partie de Lectures avec Héléne Cixous, Journé d'études internationale at the Mainson H. Heine.
Ingred was on a pilgrimage to Berlin and spent time at the memorial to the murdered Jews. See her ancestral journey.
Nané's art and Gestare have been blogged about at placentabenefits.info
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