Apr. 1: Playfield with Reed Jackson

Apr 01, 2023

Playfield is part of the free workshop series offered by the Liberated Planet Studio (LPS) Supported by the PWIAS Catalyst Collaboration Fund, LPS provides practice space and workshops for artists and activists interested in ecological and movement research at the intersections of social and environmental justice.


Session description from the artist/faciliator, Reed Jackson

Please join me in a speculative co-respond-dance. 
Here we are together, situated in a hyper-complex network of thoroughly disturbed ecologies. Here we acknowledge the broad, deep, infected wounding of this land, of the lands that travel as and through our bodies, and orient to the possibility of deep abiding strength and ecological wisdom accessible through the body as transmitter and receiver. This is an experiment in opening the channelling capacities of our bodies, to set aside the sensation of/impulse toward “devising” and collectively improvise toward radically queer futures. Radical as in rooting. Rooting as in drawing up and redistributing nourishment from deep connection with and response-ability to planetary metabolism. Can we sense with the teeming assemblages of our bodies, into intimacies and capacities that strengthen and surprise us?

Please wear comfortable clothing for movement, and bring a notebook, writing implement, and a grounding object from home.

Reed Jackson [Reaume Rodzinyak] is a white-bodied queer interdisciplinary de/composer moving with disturbance on stolen, occupied, unceded  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ lands. Reed’s work is inspired by mycorrhizal networks, fireweed, scavengers, decomposers, devotional poets, and the deep time collective breath we are all constantly transformed by and transforming. Reed embraces art-making as a praxis of cultivating response-abilities and intimate relations.