D. Graham Burnett, Jeff Dolven, Sal Randolph, David Richardson, Leonard Nalenz and many other indiscreet associates of The Order of the Third Bird will continue their investigations into experimental protocols of Practical Aesthesis and methods of Sustained Attention. The Attention Lab is part guerrilla seminar and part meditative and kinetic practicum. A discipline of the senses is pursued. Beginning with available traditions and protocols of the Order, the group’s aim will be to develop and test new experimental practices of attention.
For the Alchemist’s Shack Session V – Williams will revisit The Rural Uncanny and explore high strangeness at Mildred’s Lane, and search for the Great God Pan. Through building and art making, reading, discussion and excursions, he will examine the tropes of the rural uncanny within the land, and drawn from popular cultural sources. In this, the final phase of the Alchemist’s Shack, the great work will be completed.
During Sessions 2017, research fellows discovered new information connecting the site to Connecticut Settlers, in the 1750s. The original owners of the location were the Lillie family, who, amongst others, settled at Cushetunk on the Delaware River. Lillie Archaeology is the continuation of the dig around the historic structures which yielded such a remarkable amount of curious material last year, and the installation produced by fellows at The Mildred Complex(ity) Project Space was our most popular exhibition to date.
In this session participants will investigate the bathroom through multiple perspectives including cultural, psychological, and gendered. What if “the bathroom” functioned simultaneously as a functional, bodily space as well as an archive of a site's identity; its social and cultural histories, related scientific data, physical and environmental attributes, and a record of the histories and activities of Mildred's Lane
Wildcrafting is a term conscientiously defining food as naturally medicinal, and always concerned with sustainability. Fellows are engaged in detailed studies of the dynamic landscape at Mildred's Lane, practicing forage routines with focus on stylistically transforming food/waste systems and critically processing plants throughout the seasons.