Recipes for Wayfinding
Offered by Sharda, Celine, Tingli and Alecia
Our collective score Recipes for Wayfinding emerged from the workshopping process and our memories and lived experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These gestures carry our anxieties and circumstances of living with prolonged uncertainty and stresses while expressing our deep desire for connection, release and hope for the future.
Feel free to use our gestures as a starting point and bring in your own experiences. You may repeat or rearrange our gestures to assemble your own score. When in doubt, improvise!
Stepping out into the Unknown (circles)
A punctuation of ending
Heart Reach (longing heart)
Resting on the horizon3 (30 sec)
Sisyphus (moving forward, moving back)
Punctuation of an ending
Starfish (Stationary instead of open vulnerability/close safety)
Foetus Position (Comfort/Womb)
Hello/goodbye (beginning and endings of relationship)
1 Inspired by Karen Barad’s essay on radical hospitality, “After the End of the World: Entangled Nuclear Colonialisms, Matters of Force, and the Material Force of Justice”
2 Tibetan Nuns Project’s article on Mudras: Meaning of Sacred Hand Gestures.
3 Drawn from Alecia Neo’s 2012 artwork Resting on the Horizon.
5 The Islamic faith considers every person as a traveller, passing through life on earth as part of the journey before returning to the ultimate home above (Sahih Al Bukhari 1: Chapter 82, Hadith 6416). Celine uses this gesture to express a temporal rest stop before continuing to the final destination.