Offering: A happening in the Lethbridge coulees
What have you put in your pocket while walking in the coulees? There is a tendency to gather while out for a walk in nature, whether it's a river stone, seed pod, beaver-chewed stick, colourful leaf, dried flower, piece of bone or antler... In the spirit of making an offering to the land, we will invite participants to bring their gatherings from the coulees and return them to the land by placing them in an installation of unfired clay bowls.
8 September, 2022
Being with Trees: A Contemplative Walk (in person)
Sandra and Annie will lead a guided interaction with trees while walking among them. During this contemplative walk, we are invited to be aware of all of our senses, and experience different aspects of our interrelationship with trees. In-person version of the walk produced for the Walking Art and Relational Geographies conference. Leaving from the Helen Schuler Nature Centre parking lot, 5:30pm.
Being with Trees: A Contemplative Walk
Grounded in an understanding of our interrelationship with all beings, this audio walk will guide participants in an experiential interaction with trees while walking among them. In this walk we will tune in to different aspects of relationship to trees, through guided contemplations and actions that focus our senses and invite an experience of co-being and appreciation. Participants can download the audio walk and listen to it while walking through any forest, woods, bosque, or grove of trees. More info here.
Part of Walking Art and Relational Geographies, a Walking Art Conference in Catalonia, Spain from 5-9 July, 2022.
13 June, 2022
Emerge into the Land: A Listening Walk on the Coulee Edge
In this listening walk we invite participants to explore emergence from architectural spaces into the land. Walkers will experience the footpaths along the edge of the coulees overlooking the Oldman River, and the acoustics of the iconic concrete University Hall building designed by Canadian architect Arthur Ericson. In this practice, we walk in silence and tune all of our senses vividly to the world around us. Walking with sensory awareness is a practice of opening the senses and welcoming all the perceptions that arise, equally and simultaneously - sounds, sights, sensations of heat and cold, bodily sensations, scents - everything. After walking, there will be an opportunity to draw or write some lines reflecting on the experience, and time for discussion. Part of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta.
24 September, 2021
Sonic Winds Soundwalk through downtown Lethbridge
What answers are blowing in the wind? Join artist Annie Martin and SoundGirls Alberta for a soundwalk in and around downtown Lethbridge. During this walk participants will be invited to listen with their whole body. The group will walk silently through some sheltered interior sonic environments and into the windy streets and parks of downtown Lethbridge. Part of Sound Walk September global festival. Leaving from Galt Gardens amphitheater, 2:00pm.
29 July, 2021
Meditation Walk: A 1.5 hour summer evening walk in the coulees overlooking the Oldman River, including sitting meditation and a walking meditation based on the work of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Contact us for more information.
6 July, 2021
Awareness Walk: A participatory, multi-local walk focused on sensory awareness
This walkshop is part of the Walking as a Question Walking Arts Conference held in Prespa, Greece and other locations worldwide from July 4 to 11, 2021.