Weather Writing - workshop with Ida Marie Hede & Miriam Wistreich
The weather has always affected us. We become with weather: S.A.D. due to cold winters, tanned from trips to the beach, cancerous from taking too much sun. But we do not all weather equally. Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis reminds us: “even though we’re all in the same planetary boat when it comes to global warming, we’re not all in it in the same way… Climate change is undoubtedly political – but all the more so because of these uneven individual and collective experiences of the weather.” To build embodied cognition allows us to imagine the many lives and worlds of this endangered planet, to weather together across human and more-than-human lines.
Weather Writing is a new materialist writing practice developed by Neimanis. As part of Weathering: Tidal Spill (day 331), author Ida Marie Hede and curator Miriam Wistreich host Weather Writing Workshops based on Neimanis’ work with weathering. The workshops borrow methods from écriture feminine, eco feminism and posthuman theory and invite participants to write their weathered bodies in order to channel a more dense understanding of the co-constitutions of human and climactic natures. The workshops will channel the weather through our human bodies and stimulate our meteorological imaginaries and understanding of human-weather interrelations. By asking: Where is the weather? What does the weather remember? What does it forget? the Weather Writing workshops investigate how we can relate sustainably and ethically to the objects and systems around us through embodied practices of language, acknowledging that “human and non-human worlds weather together in a fraught and desirous intimacy.”
The workshop takes place at SixtyEight Art Institute and is made up of a mix of dialogue, writing and sharing. Parts of the workshop will take place outdoors no matter the weather, so do dress appropriately!
You should be prepared to write and share your writing with the group. The workshop is open to everyone no matter your experience and previous writing practice! We will send you a selection of shorter texts to read in preparation for the workshop. The workshop will be held in either Danish or English depending on the needs of the group. You are welcome to write in any language.
The price includes a vegetarian meal and drinks.