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.