In unit 1 we are going to emphasize the sense of sight, preparing the work with and for the other. With an attentive and affectionate look, even if from a distance. A look that foresees, anticipates, cares for and gives time to whoever we are working with, even if unknown to us.
We are going to set up the ingredients to bake the bread and start imagining how it will turn out. Who is going to eat it and what kind of person is he/she?
What does the communal place look like?
How many people will be there?
Are there any diet restrictions?
There are lots of questions we have to consider and you must have thought about a few.
Now watch the video by AMASS Project pilot group, in Portugal, where a gift was prepared (the kit “Isolate with Love”).
Read the article about this work with adults with a disability.
Do activity 1 (exercise 1) and then go back to your bread.
Don’t forget that we ask you to be especially careful with the sense of sight… from preparing to offering. Document everything, using different artistic tools; help us collect data in order to assess and proceed with our project successfully.
Next, go to a quiet place. Do activity 2 (exercise 2), calmly, and go to the following unit.
Inspired by the kit “Isolate with love” (article 6.1) and the video below about the experiment in Portugal, make your own working kit as if you were carrying out a similar experiment where you live.
Listen to the audio description and imagine what the image may look like. Next, look at the image and give your own description. Compare both descriptions and identify differences/similarities. Think about the different interpretations one can make about one single experience. Neither is wrong, even if the image is the same.
“Fire” by Judy Brown, from The Sea Accepts All Rivers
What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing,
too many logs
packed in too tight
can douse the flames
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.
So building fires
to the spaces in between,
as much as to the wood.
When we are able to build
in the same way
we have learned
to pile on the logs,
then we can come to see how
it is fuel, and absence of the fuel
together, that make fire possible.
We only need to lay a log
lightly from time to time.
simply because the space is there,
in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn
can find its way.