12–4pm / KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin / Two-day Workshop, in English
CAConrad created a (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual at KW Institute for Contemporary Art based on the work of Ian Wilson. For the two-day workshop he used handmade maps and a reconfigured version of Jason Dodge’s sculpture A golden lightning rod pointing north to study the many aspects of our planet’s southern and northern hemispheres. He also considered the upper and lower frames of our bodies and how political and religious credence challenges and directs our worldviews.
After the workshop participants continued to explore the ritual on their own for the spring and summer of 2017. In the fall CAConrad will return to examine how we are conditioned to consider East and West as life and death, as the known and the unknown forces of our world and how these directional archetypes help and hinder our lives. This is a love letter to the Future Wilderness of our world.
The workshop is part of the program The Weekends, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin.