The Sensing Salon: Experiments in Entangled Existence - guided by Constantina Zavitsanos, Amalle Dublon, Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva . 29 July - 3 August 2019 @ PAF - register NOW

27.03.19 | tag: St.Erme
The Sensing Salon expands existing ideas of art by recalling the healing arts; it is a studio for the practice of healing arts. Healing, as much as art, is a praxis. It is something to do and it does something: it restores. In our collaborative work, we explore healing as an art form, a praxis of sensing and making sense that includes studying, thinking, and restoring experiments that reach for the deepest level of our entangled existence.
This will be the third edition at PAF, through its iterations, the Sensing Salon has gathered a momentum and a core group of interested and involved people. This year we would like to experiment with a slightly new format that can be able to deepen the study we have entered collectively while still welcoming new participants. Instead of teaching as many tools as we can in the 4 days, from this year on we would like to share one tool only, every morning for the whole duration of the meeting, while in we will be running experiments of collective studies engaging various tools.
This year we will focus on Astrology. Artists and students of astrology Constantina Zavitsanos & Amalle Dublon will guide us through 4 sessions which will introduce us to their use of astrology as a practice of speculative planning. In the afternoons, Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva will propose 4 study group sessions which will engage all the reading and healing tools available in the room to image and discuss political questions.

Provisory schedule:
29 July
Arrival day
21:00 Conversation and Introduction
30 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Study Group
31 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Study Group
01 August
10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Study Group
02 August
10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Study Group
03 August
Departure day


The Sensing Salon will take place at PAF Performing Arts Forum from July 29th to August 3rd 2019. PAF costs 20€ per person per night (or 18€ if you stay more than 5 nights) plus a 12€ membership fee valid for one year. Food will be most probably self-organized (ca 10-12€ pp/pd) or if the number of participants requires it, we will arrange a coordinating cook (17€ pp/pd). We also ask an extra fee of 40€ to contribute to the buying of materials and our expenses.
To reserve your place please email: contactpaf@gmail.com
Association PAF
15 rue Haute
02820 Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt