“It is perhaps this capacity of some rhetorical practices [like music, art, and poetry] to induce and manage the breakdown of borders – such as those between male and female, life and death, silence and talk – that deserves the name ‘eloquence.’”
– Richard Doyle, Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere
Regardless of the medium, art ultimately acts on our attention – it gathers, gardens, and transforms, coordinating each of us within the body of the social superorganism. By acting with intention, visionary artists are what rhetorician-author Richard Doyle calls “technologists of attention” – the lucky and initiated few for whom paintings, songs, and poems are all tools that act upon the first (and only) medium: awareness.
Join evolutionary biologist turned multimedia performance artist Michael Garfield for a three-hour workshop on this material at Alex & Allyson Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors that will empower your creative life with deeper understanding of psychology, cognition, and communication – discovering new opportunities to change the world by changing how we frame the contents of perception. Learn how to bridge art, science, and spiritual practice, and develop new eyes for the awesome power and responsibility you channel as an artist!
Listen to Michael’s preliminary talk at Sonic Bloom Festival 2016.
(free download here)